Virtual Training on Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

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The WPS Group is launching a virtual training on advancing and implementing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in peace and security missions, to take place over two half-days.


The course aims to deepen 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 mornings 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 implementing the agenda.

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

  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 January and February offerings will be conducted in English. The March course will be conducted in French. Space is limited.

3 dates possible:
Jan 25-26, 2022 (ENG)
Feb 22-23, 2022 (ENG)
Mar 29-30, 2022 (FRE)



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 (subject to change):

Day 1, Tuesday, 09:00 to 13:00 EST (UTC−05:00)

Session 1 - Women, Peace and Security: From Policy to Practice

Session 2 - Exploring diverse themes within the WPS agenda

Session 3 - Designing Gender-responsive Policies & Programming (incl. gender & intersectional analysis)

Day 2, Wednesday, 09:00 to 14:00 EST (UTC−05:00)

Session 4 - Designing Gender-responsive Policies & Programming (cont'd)

Session 5 - Civil society and women's rights organizations' advocacy on WPS

Session 6 - Advocacy & advising on gender equality and WPS, and addressing resistance


As part of the course, you will also receive a list of reference materials that would be of interest to you in your role, as well as one follow-up support zoom call within three months of the course ending. You will also receive a certificate of completion of the course.


Your facilitators will be Carole Doucet and Kristine St-Pierre, as well as a gender expert with military expertise. 


Registration: $1250.00 CAD plus tax. Questions? Get in touch with us at or by calling 613-697-7245.


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