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        • The 1325 Scorecard is a tool to evaluate how well the principles of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) are implemented within the armed forces of NATO Allies. It also provides NATO and NATO member and partner states indications how to improve implementation. Finally, it helps to further standardization and interoperability amongst NATO Allies.

          Ever since 2007, NATO and NATO member and partner states have committed to the implementation of UNSCR 1325. much progress has been made with regard to the adoption of policy frameworks, including working mechanisms, particularly within NATO. Unfortunately, at the national level the implementation of these policies has lagged. This research shows that national implementation of UNSCR 1325 within the armed forces of NATO allies is generally ad-hoc and unsystematic. Many civilian and military personnel remain unfamiliar with the principles underlying UNSCR 1325 and its follow-on resolutions—most commonly referred to as the Women, Peace and Security agenda.

          For many soldiers gender perspectives remain foreign concepts and gender analyses do not come naturally. The transformational potential of UNSCR 1325 and the true integration of gender perspectives in conflict analyses has still not become the norm in many NATO member and partner states.

          This report offers four main recommendations for NATO member and partner states:

          1. Appoint a Gender Advisor (GENAD) at the Commander level.
          2. Make sure that gender training is part and parcel of basic training and not limited to pre-deployment training.
          3. Institutionalize the incorporation of gender analyses and gender perspectives in all aspects of military operations. Gender perspectives should be integrated in all major national security strategies and policy directives, including military directives and guidance documents.
          4. Toot your own horn—that is, publicize the efforts you are making to integrate the principles of UNSCR 1325 into your national security policies and institutions.
        • Tags: UN Resolution 1325, gender and security, nato, gender equality, Security sector, military, Sonja Stojanović Gajić
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