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Improving Operational Effectiveness by Integrating Gender Perspective

Conducted by DL


This course provides the basic concepts and tools needed by personnel to apply gender perspective in their work at NATO, with the aim of improving operational effectiveness.


Level of Effort: 1 Hour
Language: English 2222 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Intermediate
ePrime No.: N/A
ETOC Code: N/A

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Learning Objectives

Improving Operational Effectiveness by Integrating the Gender Perspective: After competing this lesson, you will be able to:
- Understand that the different needs and roles of women, men, girls and boys impact military tasks and functions.
- Recognise how integrating gender perspective contributes to operational effectiveness.
- Apply gender perspective in scenarios of patrolling, checkpoints and engagement with the local population is a culturally sensitive manner.
- Recall that NATO Bi-SC Directive 40-1 obligates the strategic, operational and tactical levels to integrate gender perspective.
- Recognise United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

Course Participants

As part of NATO School resident courses, it is recommended that all students complete this ADL course before arrival at NSO. - When ADL 169 is completed, please print the certificate and bring it to your Course Assistant on the first day of the Course. An additional recognition will be put on your NSO course certificate.

Language Proficiency: English 2222 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-1 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-9


Through interactive scenario-based exercise, you will gain an understanding of how the different needs and roles of men, women, girls and boys impact military tasks and functions.

Further Information

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