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Teaching Gender in the Military: A Handbook

Teaching Gender in the Military


22 Jul 2016

Teaching Gender in the Military: A Handbook

By Lieutenant Commander Rémi Tremblay
Standards, Evaluation and Training Department

On 21 Jun 16, Ms. Tanja Geiss, Mr. Gigi Roman and LCDR Remi Tremblay presented the Teaching Gender in the Military: A Handbook to the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) Commandant and Dean of Academics. The Handbook codifies the knowledge and best practices developed during a series of four workshops organised by the Security Sector Reform and Education Development Working Groups of the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes (PfPC). The first workshop was held in Jul 12 at the NSO followed by additional workshops at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Dec 12), and in Geneva (Dec 13 and Jul 14).

The Teaching Gender in the Military Handbook aims to both strengthen the ability of faculty to integrate gender in professional military education and to improve the capacity of gender experts to deliver educational content. It aims to cover both 'what to teach' and 'how to teach' with respect to gender and the military. The Handbook was created in response to a call to integrate gender into military education and training articulated within UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, the NATO frameworks to implement these resolutions and national policies and initiatives in the NATO-PfP area.

The handbook is available online at: