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If Peace is to be Sustainable, It Must be Inclusive

December 20th 2016 - 09:35

At the end of October 2016, the United Nations Security Council held an open debate on Women, Peace and Security. On behalf of NATO, Ambassador Marriet Schuurman stressed the importance of the inclusion of women in the security and defense sector. She argued: “because it allows us to respond better — and smarter — to the many complex security challenges that we face today. Gender Equality is about credibility and capability. It is about the resilience of our societies; the readiness of our forces and the effectiveness of our operations.” Shortly before the debate in the United Nations Security Council, Karlijn Jans sat down with Ambassador Schuurman, NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace, and Security, a position created in 2012 as a high-level focal point of NATO’s gender-related work.

Read the entire article in the Huffington Post here.

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Karlijn Jans is a strategic analyst at HCSS. She holds a Master’s degree in European Studies specializing in German politics from King’s College London and a Master’s degree in European and International Law from Maastricht University. Her geographical expertise includes Europe and the transatlantic sphere. Ms. Jans further specialized in defense and security policies while studying as a visiting student at the Netherlands Defense Academy. Prior to her position at HCSS she worked as a policy advisor at the TNO’s EU office in Brussels.