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 designed for military and police officers, mid-level decision makers, as well as civilians (NGO) who are likely to be deployed in Peace Support Operations.
Participants should have following standards of proficiency in English (as described in 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).

REMARKS: The Course is delivered by national and international instructors and subject matter experts, both military and civilian. 

Reference: The course has been certified by NATO ACT as “NATO Approved Course”.

Application deadline: 30 days before the start of activity