Women, Peace, and Security



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The Canadian Armed Forces has a responsibility to integrate the guidance provided by UN Resolutions on WPS into its operational planning, conduct of missions, and across its institutions. The Canadian Defence Academy (CDA) plays a critical role in advancing equity, diversity and culture change as the lead authority for the development of common military training and education. The CDA promotes the professional development and education of members of Canada’s Armed Forces through two undergraduate universities, a Command and Staff College, and a Non-Commission Officer Academy.

Our presentation will discuss how the CDA mainstreams WPS and Gender-based Analysis Plus, including through the institutionalization of its Gender Advisor and Gender Focal Point Network, through the integration of WPS and GBA Plus in academic programs and as part of faculty and staff development, and through collaboration with international PME institutions.

Publication Date

May, 2023


U.S. Naval War College


Newport, Rhode Island


Mainstreaming WPS, PME curriculum, Canadian Defense Academy, Canadian Armed Forces, UN Resolutions, Gender-based Analysis Plus. GBA Plus, Gender Advisors, Gender Focal Point Network

Mainstreaming WPS and Gender-based Analysis Plus at the Canadian Defense Academy