top of page

Gender Equality & Women, Peace and Security in International Operations

New dates to be announced soon!

Gender Equality & Women, Peace and Security in Peace & Security Missions


Ottawa, Canada

logo_WPS_group_vertical - smaller_edited

The WPS Group, in collaboration with GAIC Gender Associations International Consulting GmbH, is launching a 3 day comprehensive training on advancing gender equality and implementing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in peace and security missions. This is an exciting new offering and the first of its kind in Canada.


The course aims to deepen practitioners' understanding of gender equality concepts and provide them with the tools to implement the Women, Peace and Security agenda in conflict and post-conflict contexts. The course uses adult-based learning methodology, combining theory and practice to maximize learning.

With this course, you will gain:

  1. A more in-depth understanding of the importance of gender equality and the WPS agenda when working in conflict and post-conflict environments.

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

  3. Practical experience related to gender mainstreaming and the application of the WPS agenda in conflict and post-conflict settings.


The course will be delivered over 3 days using adult learning methodology. The course will be facilitated by a team of gender experts with specific expertise in international operations. Participants will have the opportunity to hear first hand from Canadian police, military and civilians who have deployed as gender advisers to missions in Iraq, Ukraine, DRC and Haiti (more to be confirmed), as well as civil society practitioners working on women's rights and WPS. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply their new knowledge to real-life peacekeeping and security sector reform scenarios. 


Below is an overview of the modules (subject to change):  

  • Module 1: A Gender Perspective on Peace and Security Operations

  • Module 2: Understanding the Regulatory Framework for Gender Equality, WPS and SGBV


  • Module 3: Unconscious Bias & Ethics

  • Module 4: Designing Gender-responsive Policies & Programming (incl. gender & intersectional analysis)

  • Module 5: Gendered Community Approaches


  • Module 6: Mentoring & Advising

  • Module 7: Sexual Misconduct & SEA

  • Module 8: Transformative Leadership & Communication

  • Module 9: Resistance, Negotiation & Advocacy

bottom of page