Women and war: after Afghanistan, there’s a chance to deploy gender-led approaches to conflict

United Kingdom (Conversation) – As a member of the Royal Navy, I never really thought that being a woman affected my work. Whether I was making safety decisions about flying helicopters or participating in operational planning, my contribution was listened to and respected. I wasn’t sidelined or disadvantaged for being a woman in a military largely populated by men. I was just one of the team. I joined Britannia Royal Naval College straight from school so I grew up in the institution. As a young recruit, I knuckled down to basic training and got on with it, accepting the Read More

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