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When searching for information on this topic, potentially useful keywords to use include :

  • UNSCR 1325
  • women OR gender AND
  • peace
  • security
  • conflict

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Welcome!

This LibGuide is intended to provide a few starting points to assist you with your research on issues related to women, peace and security, in particular in the NATO context.

Good places to start your research include :

NATO:

Gender perspectives and equality at NATO:

  • A few statistics from the 2016 Secretary General Annual Report (Source: Remarks by NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller at the University of San Diego - WPS Conference, 28 April 2017):
    • The percentage of women employees NATO-wide increased to 26% in 2016
    • And the percentage of women in the International Staff remained at 39%
    • Women constitute 16% of NATO’s International Military Staff
    • Women constitute 16% of NATO’s International Military Staff
  • The NATO International Military Staff Office of the Gender Advisor collected the following data for 2015 (Source: Remarks by NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller at the University of San Diego - WPS Conference, 28 April 2017):
    • 85% of NATO members have all positions in their armed forces open to women.
    • 11% of armed forces of NATO countries are made up of women, on average.
    • 6% of military personnel deployed in NATO operations in 2015 were women.
    • 65% of NATO members have support structures in place for single, divorced or widowed parents caring for children.
    • 62% of NATO members have programmes or policies to encourage work-life balance.
    • 52% of NATO members have programmes or measures in place to support parents when both are in the armed forces.
    • And fully 69% of NATO members have a military entity dealing with gender perspectives.

United Nations:

Other sources:

In addition to sources found on the internet (e.g. websites, news & blogs, reports, etc.), a select number of articles and books available from the NATO Multimedia Library have been included in this guide. These sources of information are by no means a comprehensive collection. The selection criteria was based on the sources' currency and relevancy to this topic.

Furthermore, quick search boxes for online databases subscribed by the Library (available to staff working at NATO HQ) as well as links to the library catalog are available for you to locate additional resources.