Durres, Albania (September 16, 2016) – To address the challenge of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) and countering violent extremism, 85 practitioners and researchers from over 30 countries gathered in Durres, Albania for the "Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Irregular Migration Routes: Prevention and Resilience" tabletop exercise (TTX) from 13-15 September. The TTX incorporated scenarios from emerging security challenges to engage participants and develop actionable recommendations regarding FTF recruitment, travel, and return.

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

Teaching Gender to the Military Handbook

This handbook is a useful defense education and defense institution building tool for gender and international security experts, military instructors and educators. It is a comprehensive resource on what to teach and how to teach gender in the military and can help cultivate a network of experts and enhance further collaboration between NATO and Partner Nations.

This paper examines approaches to evaluation of defense education programs that are responsive to gender.

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In the last decade, NATO has shown keen interest in integrating gender in military operations as well as empowering women throughout its operations and internal structures, led by the advances in women’s integration in some of its key militaries. This paper highlights key NATO documents addressing gender in defense education.

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Educating the military on gender issues has emerged in recent years as a new and important priority for NATO states and partners. This paper presents findings on defense education methods to teach gender to the military.

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Educating the military on gender issues has emerged over the last seven years as a new and important priority for NATO states and partners. This paper presents findings on defense education activities of the Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Defense Education Development Working Group (EDWG) of the Partnership for Peace Consortium in partnership with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).

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A key aspect of how to integrate gender in military structures and operations is gender education and training for the military. Both the Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Defense Education Development Working Group (EDWG) of the Partnership for Peace Consortium have engaged on the topic of gender in military education within their respective activities in recent years. Building on this activity, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), collaborated with the EDWG and partnered with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies to host a workshop dedicated to the topic of teaching gender to the military.

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Geneva, Switzerland (December 17, 2015) - Security sector reform (SSR) is an increasingly important topic on the agenda of international development, and peace and security communities. SSR opens a window of possibility to transform security policies and institutions, and provides opportunities to integrate gender issues.  The Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF)'s recent publishing of a Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit in Spanish greatly increases the reach of this important toolkit.

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