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Note: Gender now falls under the Advising Functional Area of Gender as of early 2018.

While not considered one of the eight essential functions (8 EFs), gender is considered as a part of the overall essential function structure. Some say that gender is cross-cutting across all of the 8 EFs.

Resources for Gender Advisors

March 23, 2018. "WPS 2018: Navigating the operational gender agenda", The Strategist of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Deanne Gibbon, a member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), writes about gender advisors assigned to military organizations conducting military, peacekeeping, and humanitarian operations with foreign forces.

Articles about Gender

April 11, 2018. "Linking Gender, Women, and Equality to NATO's Peace and Security Efforts", by Jennifer Wittwer, The Strategy Bridge. A Royal Australian Navy officer writes about the National Action Plans of various nations to include link gender, women, and equality to its peace and security efforts through defence and security sector reform. Wittwer served as a Gender Advisor to NATO operations in Afghanistan in 2013.

Videos about Gender in ANDSF

April 8, 2018, New Groundbreaking Facilities for Women in the Afghan National Army, Resolute Support. A daycare center and a women's training center at the MoD will open this year. In addition, a pediatric and wellness center at the Kabul National Military Hospital will open for women in the ANA. Germany, The Netherlands, and Italy are supporting the projects.





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