In this article, Caleigh Wong investigates the debate surrounding female conscription and Sweden, one of the few countries who has incorporated it into their defence policy. The Sweden case study offers justification for this practice through both a gender parity and operational effectiveness lens, but also presents shortcomings in its ability to meaningfully contribute to true equality.
Tag: Gender equality
Women’s Rights Legislation in NATO Member States
Julia Schaumer has made an interactive map which highlights key women’s rights legislation in all NATO member-states.
What Will The End of Obamacare Mean For Women?
Helin Alcinkaya explores what the American Health Care Act will mean for women, and low-income demographics in America.
Gender Based Violence In Canada: A Case For Concern
Jemma Finnegan discusses what Canada is doing to address gender-based violence
Canada and Gender Equality: Progressive Champion of Women’s Rights or International Laggard?
Canada continues to promote gender equality abroad. However, is it doing its fair share at home? Jenny Yang discusses Canada’s reflective look on gender equality.
Happy 16th Anniversary UNSCR1325: Make a wish, blow your candles, now what?
In this Editor’s Forum, we asked our editors’ view on the UNSCR1325 progress towards gender justice in security. In light of the 16th Anniversary of the implementation of UNSCR1325, are we actually progressing towards gender justice in security? How are you encountering gender as a concept in your respective programs?
Still an “Old Boys’ Club”: Women in Canadian Policing Today
Just how uniform are those in uniform? Grace Lee discusses a recent study on Canadian police subcultures and their relation to traditional gender roles in a three part series.
Women in Politics: What’s Driving Recent Advances?
For this week’s Editors’ Forum, we asked our NAOC Program Editors what’s behind the recent advances in higher level representation of women in politics.
University of Toronto Women in House: Empowering Young Women on the Hill
In an interview with Tina Park, co-founder of Women in the House, Sophie Barnett explores how the program has excelled in promoting gender equality women’s empowerment within Canadian politics.
China’s W20 Leadership
How has the W20 conference addressed China’s gender concerns? Sophie Barnett discusses the Chinese government’s commitments to promoting gender equality.