After focusing its activities mostly on wider European and African continents, EUCTI is going to East Asia. EUCTI’s Slovenian partner, the Centre for European Perspective (CEP), will implement a 3rd country activity* in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, between 11 and 15 March 2024. The training on Gender Mainstreaming in Peace Operations and Missions will benefit the participants involved in crisis management in Mongolia.

The key objective of this training course is to enhance Mongolian capacities for gender mainstreaming in the context of international peace operations and missions. It will be divided into three main modules:

  • Module 1: Foundations of Gender Mainstreaming
  • Module 2: Contextual Application of Gender Mainstreaming
  • Module 3: Practical Gender Mainstreaming Methodologies

The training topics, such as gender roles in different cultures, gender equality and international law, gender equality and human dignity, women’s rights in the local context, and gender aspects of armed conflicts, will equip the participants with the knowledge, practical tools and skills that will enhance their ability to support gender mainstreaming in international missions. They will familiarise themselves with policies, theories and practices through lectures, group assignments, case studies and role plays.

Why Gender Mainstreaming?

Gender mainstreaming plays a crucial role in responding to the situations of both men and women in different cultural, religious and ethnic settings. International peacekeeping missions and operations are deployed in conflict and post-conflict zones. This requires understanding the linkages among sociocultural, political and economic factors and the various mission environments and how those linkages impact women and men, girls and boys worldwide.

We wish for a successful training and many new experiences for the training team and the participants!

* At the beginning of the EUCTI project, its partners set a goal for themselves: to build the capacity of training organisations in third countries – in particular non-EU CSDP contributing countries, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership and member states of the African Union. The purpose of this activity is to plan better the training efforts for training their personnel to participate in international missions. In this way, EUCTI can contribute to a global exchange of best practices and lessons learned, thus supporting the international community of practitioners.