Non-US Research and Statements

Statements

Our Core Capability--People - address by New Zealand's Army Director of Strategy Development, Lieutenant Colonel Brett Wellington, at the NZDF Women’s Development Forum

 

Research

The Position of Women in the Armed Forces in the Western Balkans

UNDP and Gender Equality in the Military

Summary:

The Position of Women in the Armed Forces in the Western Balkans provides:
  • Comparable data on the representation of women in the armed forces in the Western Balkans;
  • Policies and practices of the Ministries of Defence (MoDs) and the armed forces (AFs) on recruiting women, their education and training, career development and participation in peacekeeping missions;
  • Policies and practices related to achieving gender equality in the armed forces

Military Service Conscription from 2004-2012

Summary:

This document outline military conscription in the Danish Armed Forces from 2004-2012.

Defense Department's Diversity Policy

Summary:

This Danish publication focuses on the benefits to diversity in the Ministry of Defence, which covers approximately 17% of the total employees in the state. Diversity includes age sex, political affiliation, ethnicity and others. This report examines the tangible evidence that diversity will benefit the ministry.

Women in the Armed Forces

Summary:

This report from Denmark analyzes the number and distribution of women in the Armed Forces in Denmark.

Study of Women In Combat – Investigation of Quantitative Data

Berkshire Consultancy Ltd

Summary:

This report details a study that was part of the review of the exclusion of women from ground close combat roles in the British Armed Forces. Berkshire Consultancy Ltd specifically examined the impact of mixed gender small team/sections on cohesion during ground close combat.

Berkshire Consultancy Ltd

Summary:

This is the qualitative counterpart to the study above. "The central focus of the research was the exploration of perceptions of cohesion during ground close combat; this report explains that the experience of the vast majority of interviewees was that cohesion worked well during these incidents. Additionally, interviewees expressed wider attitudes and views about women in ground close combat, which have developed to some extent as a result of their experiences, and these are also recorded within this report."

Paul Cawkill, Alison Rogers, Sarah Knight, & Laura Spear
Summary:
This publication is a literature review of the effects of women's participation in combat that was conducted in 2009. "This review was unable to identify any empirical, scientific data examining the effects of women in close combat teams, especially within the UK Armed Forces, and it appears currently that no such information exists."

Equality in Fitness Standards: The Canadian Armed Forces Perspective

Dr. Tara Reilly

Summary:

     This presentation was delivered by Dr. Tara Reilly to the Combat Integration Initiative Working Group 28 June 2013. The presentation provides background for and outlines the Occupational Fitness Standards used by the Canadian Forces.

Physical Employment Standards: The Canadian Armed Forces Perspective

Dr. Tara Reilly

Summary:

     This presentation was delivered by Dr. Tara Reilly to the Combat Integration Initiative Working Group June 2014. The presentation provides background for and outlines the Occupational Fitness Standards used by the Canadian Forces. The presentation continues to offer an analysis of the FORCE Evaluation program and addresses questions of its gender neutrality.

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