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Implementing a Gender Perspective in Military Organisations and Operations: The Swedish Armed Forces Model
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
2012 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Since UNSCR 1325 was passed, the Swedish Armed Forces have gone through an impressive process of change from limited early projects to an institutionalised gender organisation that has worked to mainstream a gender perspective, to conduct training, and to establish specific gender-related functions, such as Gender Field Advisors and Gender Focal Points. The Gender Field Advisors have during this process been deployed with Swedish and international units in conflicts around the world and have thereby gained important experience as well as continued to refine the Swedish approach to gender implementation in military operations. The latest development has been the establishment of the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations, which will seek to function as a platform for continued implementation of a gender perspective in both Sweden and abroad.

The purpose of this report is to increase the understanding of these organisational processes, the driving factors and roadblocks within the armed forces, the activities conducted in the field and their impact at home and in the area of operations is essential to the continuing implementation of UNSCR 1325 and the implementation of a gender perspective more broadly. This understanding has the potential to provide support and lessons for similar processes in the armed forces of other countries and even other contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 123 p.
Report / Department of Peace and Conflict Research, ISSN 0566-8808 ; 98
Keyword [en]
gender and war, gender mainstreaming, women, gender perspective, United Nations, sexual violence, Afghanistan, Swedish Armed Forces, peace operations, gender equality, military organisation, gender.
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-186917ISBN: 978-91-506-2319-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-186917DiVA: diva2:573231
Available from: 2012-11-30 Created: 2012-11-30 Last updated: 2012-12-11Bibliographically approved

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