This year, GEARING ROLES is celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month with some short videos created by our consortium members. We decided to use International Women’s Day as an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the project now that we are over half-way...

“Gee!! I wish I were a man, I’d join the Navy” by Howard Chandler Christy (post-1917) (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Howard_Chandler_Christy_-_Gee_I_wish_I_were_a_Man,_I%27d_Join_the_Navy_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg). “Be a man and do it” … A smiling young woman in a US Navy uniform encourages men to join the Navy on a World War I recruitment poster....

From its inception in the proposal-drafting phase, GEARING Roles partners bet on achieving institutional change through knowledge exchange and “learning by doing”. The European Commission has been funding institutional change projects since FP7, and therefore, there were so many actions and initiatives, toolkits and resources to learn from...

The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, emerged from the UN resolution 1325 (2000). This resolution stated that gender specific considerations should be brought to the centre of all “United Nations’ conflict prevention and resolution, peace-building, peacekeeping, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts.” These considerations include the views, needs, experience, knowledge and interests of...