The Gender Perspective in International Security

Written by Lora Remacka, the Toolkit was developed in order to increase the knowledge, capacities and exchange of views regarding the mainstreaming of gender aspects in the practice of international security amongst policymakers, the operational community and researchers.

Click here to read the Toolkit in full.

Date Posted: August 4, 2016


Deputy Minister of Defence for Georgia Speaks to WIIS-Canada on Female Leadership

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WIIS-Canada was pleased to welcome Anna Dolidze, Deputy Minister of Defence for Georgia, as the keynote speaker for the 9th Annual Workshop on June 18, 2016.

To read the keynote address, click here: Women's Leadership - WIIS-Canada June 18, 2016

Dr. Anna Dolidze has lectured and taught transnationally, including at Cambridge University, Oxford University, University of Toronto, McGill University, Duke University,Helsinki España-Human Dimension in Madrid, Sorbonne University, and Elmira Maximum Security Correctional Facility in New York State. Dolidze has conducted human rights documentation and research for "Russia Justice Initiative" and Human Rights Watch. Dolidze has worked as a Research Fellow at Columbia University, New York University, Stanford University, and Transatlantic Academy and has authored a large number of academic and policy articles on international law, transitional justice and the former Soviet Union.

In May 2015 Dolidze was appointed as Deputy Minister of Defence for the Republic of Georgia, overseeing the areas of education, social benefits and rehabilitation of wounded warriors. Currently, she is a Visiting Professor at Tbilisi State University Faculty of Law.

Date Posted: July 1, 2016


Gender Mainstreaming in the Canadian Armed Forces

On 13 November 2015, a workshop on gender and the military was held at Queen’s University, Kingston to discuss recent developments in the Canadian armed forces (CAF), in reference to gender initiatives at NATO and best practices related to United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. The workshop gathered experts on the military and/or on gender from various sectors, including academia, the government, the CAF and the NGO community.

The Executive Summary can be read here

Date Posted: April 25, 2016


Spotlight: Interview with Jennifer Bennett, Rear-Admiral, Canadian Forces

We had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Rear Admiral Jennifer Bennett for some “wise” words to share with WIIS-Canada members. Read the interview here: Interview with Jennifer Bennett, Rear-Admiral, Canadian Forces

Date posted: December 2014