Report Paper Title
Teaming: An Introduction to Gender Studies, Unshackling Human Talent and Optimising Military Capability for the coming Era of Equality: 2020 to 2050.
Gender has been a high-profile issue within the Army over the last five years. In response to Pathways to Change (PtC), Army has introduced significant changes in a short period.
However, there is now a chance for Army to catch its breath and reflect more deeply and strategically about how it approaches gender issues in the longer term.
Although there may understandably be a feeling of ‘issue-fatigue,’ there are five reasons the gender issue requires further attention now:
- Army capability depends upon strong and cohesive teams.
- Achieving genuinely equitable workplaces and a gender-aware lens on the operating environment requires greater engagement with gender theory.
- Masculinity studies have not been incorporated into Army’s approach to gender.
- Gender is not a static issue; over 2020 to 2050, it will continue to influence Army’s internal and external environment – in ways which are perhaps more significant than have been seen to date.
- Trends indicate a rise in female participation in violent extremism.
Read the full report: Teaming – An Introduction to Gender Studies… (Boulton, 2017).
Boulton, E.G. (2017) Teaming: An Introduction to Gender Studies, Unshackling Human Talent and Optimising Military Capability for the coming Era of Equality: 2020 to 2050. Canberra: Australian Army Research Centre.