UTILITY OF GENDER IN PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS COURSE
NON-RESIDENT NATO APPROVED
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The course was developed in order to increase awareness and provide a conceptual understanding of gender issues in the security sector. It has a particular focus on Peace Support Operations (PSO) and how peacekeepers/PSF should understand women’s needs and their role as actors within the society they are tasked to protect.
The aim of the course is to provide participants with an understanding of applying gender perspective in the security sector and the importance of application of gender perspective on Peace Support Operations, as well as of Prevention Sexual Violence in Conflict.
- Understand international and national legal frameworks relating to the incorporation of a gender perspective in PSO;
- Comprehend the value of an integrated gender perspective in PSO;
- Understand the operational advantage of integrating gender perspectives in PSO;
- Understand masculinities and femininities in the security sector;
- Understand the importance of gender in PSO;
- Understand gender in PSO and protection of civilians;
- Understand responsibilities of military, police, and civilian components in response to PSV in PSO;
- Understand how courses of action to prevent and respond to sexual violence are formulated and influenced with reference to a mission’s mandate and rules of engagement.
- The course is designed for NCOs and officers up to Lieutenant Colonel (OF-4), including all services, police, and civilians (mid-level decision makers);
- Up to 50 national and international participants;
- Participants should have following standards of proficiency in English (as described in STANAG 6001): 2, 2, 2, 2;
- Computer skills: Basic computer handling (MS Word and PPT) is highly desirable.
This course is based on the resident NATO accredited Utility of Gender in PSO Course (ePrime: ACT.653; ETOC: GEN-GO-21324). The Course is delivered by national and international instructors and subject matter experts.
ADVANCED DISTANCE LEARNING
A pre-courserecommendation for this Course is that student finishes ADL 169 – “Improving Operational Effectiveness by Integrating Gender Perspective (JKO New Version)” on NATO Partnership for Peace Consortium Advanced Distributed Learning Website. The student is expected to present the printed ADL Course Certificate to the Course Admin at PSOTC during the in-processing phase.
REMARK: PSOTC is not the owner of the prerequisite material. It is located on the third parties websites and all regulations and procedures applied can be found on their websites. In order to get the access to the referred course it is mandatory to create an account on the JADL portal. Please, refer to the Course catalogue (page 6 – 8).