Sustainable peace, security and stability are ensured when the whole of society is represented and free to participate in its own well-being.
Through GCSP’s three pillars of executive education, dialogue and applied policy analysis, the Gender and Inclusive Security Cluster enhances understanding of the value of inclusivity and builds capacity in order to realise it. An ‘inclusive security’ gender lens is incorporated into all core security courses and, in collaboration with the GCSP-CCL Leadership Alliance, we have designed specific open-enrollment courses to support female and male leaders advance equality and inclusion. A new course, “Leading Inclusive Teams”, will be running between 16-18 April 2018, and on 4-5 October 2018 we will be offering ‘Inspiring Women Leaders’. For the third year the women’s only course brings together the latest innovations in leadership education with high-profile mentors, and participants become part of the growing community of women leaders in the heart of international Geneva, with connections throughout the world.
The Cluster also provides a platform for the voice of gender. It is a space to explore alternate perspectives and insights on Women Peace and Security, to deepen understanding of how gender considerations cut across all professional fields and for leaders to develop strategies, policies and innovative solutions for positive organisational and societal change. Greater inclusion is critical for boosting prosperity, for creating sustainable peace, for ensuring the respect of human rights.