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Damsels of Defense: a story of Women, Peace and Security in changing times (Defence Lecture)

Ambassador Clare Hutchinson, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

Date/Time: Thursday 21 March 2019

At the 2018 Brussels Summit, NATO Heads of State and Governments endorsed the new NATO/EAPC Policy and Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The policy introduces an ambitious vision for transforming the Alliance through its new principles on gender equality and for firmly embedding gender into the policies and programmes related to defense and deterrence. This lecture provided an overview of NATO’s vision for a gender equal Alliance and will challenge some of the assumptions commonly made about women and security.