Welcome to The WPS Group! We are a team of experts in advancing gender equality and the women, peace and security agenda. We specialize in research, analysis and training within the context of peacekeeping operations and police and defense reform.
Kristine St-Pierre is a gender equality and women, peace and security adviser, researcher and trainer with specific expertise in peacekeeping and security sector reform. She has worked with international and Canadian organizations, government and academic institutions setting the groundwork for gender audits, advising on gender mainstreaming within programmes and policies, developing organization-wide gender equality and mainstreaming strategies, and developing and delivering training on gender equality and WPS. She has worked in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and more recently in Ukraine where she supported the creation and launch of the Ukrainian Association of Women in Law Enforcement and facilitated the development of the Patrol Police Academy’s first gender mainstreaming strategy. Ms. St-Pierre has written and presented on numerous aspects of gender, peace and security, including women’s participation in peacekeeping. She holds a Master of Journalism and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Carleton University. Ms. St-Pierre also sits on the steering committee of the Women, Peace and Security Network - Canada.