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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Women in Multilateral Peace Operations in 2022: What is the State of Play?

This infographic looks at the data on women's representation in multilateral peace operations (UN peace operations, EU CSDP missions and operations, and OSCE field operations) over the period 2013-2022. It aims to monitor progress and improve transparency in order to inform the debate on the future of the Women, Peace and Security agenda and refine strategies to address potential gaps.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

How to Increase the Representation of Women in Civilian CSDP Missions: Compilation of Experiences and Good practices

In 2021 the Cluster led by Finland and Spain and supported by the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management, organised a series of virtual workshops where Member States and EU institutions presented examples of national and EU policies and practices to ensure equal opportunities for women and men seconded to in civilian CSDP missions and to improve gender balance. This compilation of recommendations and actions is an outcome of those workshops.
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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Strategy and Action Plan to Enhance Women’s Participation in Civilian CSDP Missions 2021-2024

The strategy and action plan stems from the Compact commitment to increase women's representation in civilian CSDP missions. It defines expected outcomes and sets specific targets in a given time frame and identifies four areas of strategic engagement, accompanied by actions and means to monitor progress towards the set targets. It also includes a comprehensive overview of the state of play. The document is useful for anyone interested in the developments in women's equal participation and gender balance in civilian CSDP missions, but it's particularly useful for Member States working on policy-making and implementation on Women, Peace and Security and gender equality more generally.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

The #SHEcurity Index 2021

This is the second edition of the #SHEcurity Index, created in 2020 to take stock of the participation and representation of women at all levels of decision-making in foreign and security policy, and of diversity in peace and security in general. The 2021 version has been enriched with data from additional sources. Furthermore, it includes a section #SHEcurity+ advocating for considering diverse experiences and marginalised perspectives when shaping (foreign) policy.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Strategic Communication

Finland's Participation in International Crisis Management

This map presents Finland’s participation in civilian and military crisis management. In addition to the informative data it provides, it can also serve as a source of inspiration for anybody wanting to develop visual communications on a state’s involvement in international crisis management.
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  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

Handbook on CSDP: The Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Union

The fourth edition of the handbook provides a complete, detailed, and current analysis of the European Union's Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP).  It compiles texts from different experts involved in CSDP and presents its context, goals, stakeholders, and processes.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Women Peace and Security Index

The third edition of the global Women Peace and Security Index (WPS Index) draws on recognized data sources to measure women’s inclusion, justice, and security in 170 countries. Trends in the WPS Index show that the global advance of women’s status has slowed and disparities have widened across countries. The three lowest ranking countries (Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen) are all affected by armed conflict. This most recent edition of the WPS Index also looks into the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic for women’s inclusion and security. The WPS Index is published by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Peace Research institute Oslo (PRIO) Centre on Gender, Peace and Security
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

Gender Equality Training Needs for the EU's Civilian CSDP Missions

The Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) were appointed to form the Civilian Coordinator of Training (CCT) on Gender Equality, with the task to analyse the training requirements in the field of gender equality. This concise summary of the Training Requirements Analysis (TRA) helps understanding the aim and methodology of the TRA, contrasts existing training wit EU policy ambitions, and presents recommendations to address identified gaps.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

EU Gender Action Plan (GAP) III

GAP III is an ambitious plan to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through all external action of the European Union. The Women, Peace and Security agenda is one of GAP III’s key areas.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Practical Guidance for Gender-Sensitive Conflict Analysis

This two-page document presents practical guidance to analyse conflicts with a gender lens. Conflict analysis provides a basis for Member States to decide which EU foreign and security policy instruments to use and is part of CSDP mission planning and strategic review processes.
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