Executive Training on Women, Peace and Security

May 27-28, 2021

Virtual (Zoom)

The WPS Group is launching a 2 days virtual training on advancing and implementing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in peace and security missions. 


The course aims to deepen military, police and civilian practitioners' understanding of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, and provide them with valuable insights and tools to implement the agenda in conflict and post-conflict contexts. The course will be conducted virtually over two days and will combine theory and practical exercises to maximize learning.

With this course, you will gain:

  1. An in-depth understanding of the WPS agenda, emerging themes and how different conflict and post-conflict countries are implementating the agenda.

  2. A more in-depth understanding of the views and roles of civil society regarding the WPS.

  3. Specific skills and tools to conduct gendered conflict analysis and advocate for gender-responsive programming.

  4. Specific guidance when it comes to advising on gender equality and WPS and tools to address resistance. 



The course will be facilitated by a team of gender equality advisers and trainers with specific expertise in civil society advocacy, security sector reform and peacekeeping.


Below is an overview of the breakdown of the course:

Day 1, Thursday, 27 May 2021

9:30 - 11:30 am, Session 1 - Women, Peace and Security: From Policy to Practice

12:00 - 2:00 pm, Session 2 - Exploring diverse themes within the WPS agenda

2:30 - 4:30 pm, Session 3 - Civil society, women's rights organizations and women human rights defenders perspectives on WPS

Day 2, Friday, 28 May 2021


9 - 11:30 am, Session 4 - Designing Gender-responsive Policies & Programming (incl. gender & intersectional analysis)

12:30 - 2:30 pm, Session 5 - Advocacy & advising on gender equality and WPS, and addressing resistance

3:00 - 4:00 pm, Session 6 - Individual implementation plan and next steps


Early registration: $1297.00 CAD until 5pm on May 10th. 

After March 23rd: $1497.00 CAD until 5pm on May 22nd. 

We look forward to seeing you in May!