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       The Gender & Security Seminar Series

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Meeting 5:
Gender & Security Seminar: "UN1325: Improving Operational Effectiveness of PRTs"

Monday, April 4, 2011
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Carr Center Conference Room (Rubenstein Building, Floor 2, Room 219) Harvard Kennedy School of Government
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PLEASE NOTE: In order to accommodate as many participants as possible, our guest speakers will be giving their presentations at 4:30 pm and again at 6 pm, with a reception between the two rounds of presentations.

When military planners and policymakers list what has increased effectiveness in peacekeeping and security operations, they rarely, if ever, mention gender equality. Yet, gender equality has been recognized as a force multiplier in operational planning and execution strategies. This is due to the recent efforts made by UN peacekeeping missions and NATO to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UN 1325), which establishes clears links between women, peace and security, and responds to the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. There is the growing body of evidence from the field that shows the application of a gender perspective as consistently improving peace and security operations in three key ways. Attention to gender in PRTS has resulted in:

   • more extensive and nuanced information gathering capacities;
   • enhanced the credibility of the operation; and
   • enhancedforce protection.

The speakers will discuss efforts to implement NATO’s new gender policy on UN 1325, and the deployment of Female Engagement Teams in Afghanistan.

The event is being co-sponsored by the National Security Fellows, For the Common Defense Group, and the KSSG.

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