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Canadian Defence Academy Publications

Women, Peace and Security & Gender Perspectives Curriculum Framework

The Canadian Defence Academy’s Dallaire Centre of Excellence for Peace and Security is pleased to share the “Mainstreaming Gender Perspectives in Operations” curriculum framework.  The curriculum framework was developed in support of the (former) Chief of the Defence Staff's desire to deliver a series of pragmatic initiatives during his tenure as Chair of the Women, Peace and Security Chiefs of Defence Staff Network.  The nine-part modularized framework was designed to close a gap in Women, Peace and Security and gender perspectives education opportunities for non-commissioned members and junior officers. The curriculum framework includes a repertoire of hands-on activities, exercises, and scenarios that can be tailored to the operating contexts and cultures of international military members across all levels and ranks, as demonstrated during a ‘Train the Trainer’ session delivered to educators from within the Iraqi Defence University for Higher Military Studies and Ministerial Training and Development Centre in support of NATO Mission Iraq.  It can be delivered in whole or in part, based on the needs of the learning audience and includes a Trainer’s Guide with suggested speaking notes and recommendations for facilitators.  A special thank you to those who contributed to this important educational product, particularly members of the Directorate of Gender Equality and Intersectional Analysis and members of the Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security team.