RUSI JournalVolume 158Issue 5members only

NATO Gender Mainstreaming: A New Approach to War Amongst the People?

In the contested operational environments of the future, gender awareness will be a vital tool

In wars fought within and ultimately for the support of civilian populations, the gender dimension becomes a vital one. Simply put, the success or failure of a campaign could, in part, hinge on the roughly 50 per cent of the population that is female. Jody M Prescott tackles the issue of gender mainstreaming in NATO, and suggests a comprehensive evolution of doctrine, tactics and personnel policy is needed.

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