Gender Mainstreaming and Integration in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Hurley offers an analysis of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s (NATO’s) engagement with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Drawing upon NATO documents, directives and interviews with military personnel working within NATO, the chapter provides an account of NATO’s involvement with gender issues post-2007 and explores how NATO’s engagement with gender is (re)framed to align it with pre-existing NATO values and goals, namely operational effectiveness. In doing so, the chapter highlights some of the complicated and contradictory ways gender issues have emerged and are manifest within NATO.
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