Leadership is key!

The yearly Commanding Officers seminar on Gender in Military Operations is underway at NCGM. The three-day seminar focuses on how Commanding Officers, Chiefs of Staff and branch heads can integrate gender perspectives into military operations on operational and tactical level.

Photo: Jan Gustafsson/SWEDINT
Photo: Jan Gustafsson/SWEDINT
Photo: Jan Gustafsson/SWEDINT

“When it comes to the integration of gender in military operations, leadership is key”, says Rebecca Blum, senior analyst at NCGM. “Ultimately the responsibility for getting the most out of the gender capability lies with the Commander. The Commanders’ directives and guidance on incorporating gender perspectives will of course also be advised on, and supported by, the gender specialists.”

The participants will gain background knowledge of frameworks and guidelines regulating gender perspectives in military operations. The seminar will also provide practical examples of how appointed Gender Advisors and Gender Focal Points can assist the commander during planning and conduct of military operations and how commanding officers can support subordinated staff and units to integrate gender in daily work.

The next Commanding Officers seminar on Gender in Military Operations is scheduled for September 2018.