ACT.653.2 Utility of Gender in PSO Course



Course Aim:

The course will 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. 

Course subjects:

Introduce key national and international legislation and policies including UN Security Council Resolutions
Understand NATO and UN policies and directives on Gender as they apply to operations
Comprehend the operational requirement to understand the human terrain in a Peace Support Operation and the role played by women in society
Understand the benefits of a mixed gender unit in peacekeeping in the planning and execution of operations
Understand the need for a Mission and multi-agency approach to tackling  GBV in the Mission Area
Introduce gender considerations in disaster relief and humanitarian operations.
Understand the key concepts applied by the UN to the Protection of Civilians.


Up to 40 national and international participants.
The course is dedicated to military and police officers mid-level decision makers, as well as civilians (NGO) from the region of Western Balkan who are likely to be deployed in a Peace Support Operations and either involved in the planning or the execution of operations. For example; AF BIH nominations would likely consider Bde and Bn planning and operations staff as suitable candidates. Participants must have at least the following standards of proficiency in English (as described in NATO STANAG 6001):  2, 2 ,2, 2 or to fulfill the minimum required standards defined by the UN SAT pre-deployment  assessment procedures (Guidelines for Police Contributing Countries, issued by DPKO).


All lectures are given by national and international lecturers of high qualification and practical experience. The course has been certified by NATO ACT as “NATO  Approved Course”.  

Application deadline:  30 days before the start of activity