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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?

Jenny Yang Women in Security

Measuring State Commitments to Women, Peace & Security: Launch of a new WPS scorecard

In this article, Jenny Yang analyzes Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) newly-launched scorecard to measure implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Agenda by the Permanent members of the UN Security Council (P5).

Mégane Visette Women in Security

Do ask, do tell: LGBTQ inclusion and sexualized culture in the army (Part 2)

LGBTQ inclusion in the army, are we there yet? In the part 2 of this series, Mégane Visette discusses the findings and measures of the Deschamps’s report on sexual assault in the military, and the potential of gender awareness courses in the military.

Jenny Yang Women in Security

Gender in Modern Peacekeeping: How to enhance effectiveness and accountability

Earlier this month, defence ministers from 80 countries gathered in London for the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial. Topics on the agenda included: inclusion of more women in military and police contingents of peacekeeping operations, a zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers, and building rapid-deployment capabilities for contingents. Unfortunately, of the 80 Read More…

Mégane Visette Women in Security

Do ask, Do tell: LGBTQ inclusion and sexualized culture in the army (Part I)

We came a long way to include LGBTQs in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), how did we get there and are we there yet? In the first part of this article about LGBTQ inclusion in the army, Mégane Visette analyzes the development of a more gender inclusive military culture in Canada and the US.