Women in the Military. Participation and Change in a Gendered Organisation 1
The session is intended to deal with current and new conditions of military personnel as far as gender policies, gender effects and role adjustment and changes are concerned.
The position of women in the military forces is by no means the same all around the world, and their real participation at all levels, and especially at decision-making levels, is subject to frequent changes due to the incessant movement toward true and complete integration on an equality basis on the one side and the difficulties and draw-backs mainly stemming from persisting gendered cultural values in societies as well as in military organisations on the other side.
Suggested topics for paper submission are: recruitment and retention policies, integration policies and gender perspective according to UNSCR 1325 and following resolutions, servicewomen presence in top-level decision-making positions in military and civil-military committees at national and international levels, leadership and commanding, real servicewomen participation in joint international missions and Crises Response Operations, professional vs private life coping policies, situations of gender discrimination, harassment and sexual abuse.
Other topics anyway dealing with the general session's title are invited for paper submission.