Please join us from 6:00-8:30pm on the evening of November 21st at Hazelton Place for a discussion on Canada’s initiatives to integrate women into its domestic and international defence policies. This conference will explore the barriers female combatants face both in their employment in Canada and their operational deployment in Afghanistan. Furthermore, it will consider Read More…
Women in Security
Women in Security covers a wide-range of issues as it explores the link between women, security, and development. As a forum to stimulate discussion and instructive debates, the NATO Association of Canada will examine the ways in which women both contribute to and are the focus of Canadian and NATO defence and security initiatives. This program also offers a critical look at the structures and institutions that shape the role of women in security at home and abroad.
Try Combat Before You Buy Combat Part II
Part II of the “Try it Before You Buy it” analysis highlights the pervasiveness of sexual abuse within the Australian Defence Force. The myriad of sexual assault within the institution reveals the embedded culture of sexism and discrimination.
Try Combat Before You Buy Combat Part I
The Australian Defence Force’s implementation of a temporary recruitment policy targeting women raises important questions about the long-term adjustments needed to improve the treatment of female members.
Reconstruction in Afghanistan: Looking Beyond 2014
With NATO announcing its intention of handing over security to Afghanistan’s national forces by the end of 2014, new attention needs to be given to the efficiency of Afghanistan’s institutions.
With an Eye to China, Clinton Touts Democracy on Tour of Africa
U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton travelled to nine Sub-Saharan countries during an 11-day tour of Africa, addressing the United States’ goals to ramp up its commitment to economic, security, and development initiatives in the region.
The Brass Ceiling: Women & Combat
In 1994 the Pentagon released a new policy that institutionalized gender barriers in the US Army, which prevented women from having the same access to opportunity as their male counterparts.
Sex, Security, and Democracy in Afghanistan
Afghanistan was at the top of the agenda when world leaders met this month at NATO’s Chicago summit. Important issues, including a timetable for troop withdrawal and the Alliance’s post-2014 support and training role, were agreed upon. The second focus of the discussion on Afghanistan was on human rights, democracy, and the rule of law—with the Read More…
Is NATO Passing the Buck? An Overdue Investigation
Human rights groups are holding NATO accountable for 72 reported civilian casualties in Libya and have urged for an investigation into the causes of the deaths.