Gender-based analysis plus (GBA+)
Framework: In 2016, the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) published the Directive for Integrating the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and Related Resolutions into Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Planning and Operations. It states that the CAF has a responsibility to integrate Government of Canada direction on GBA+ into is operational planning, conduct of missions, and across its institutions.
The 2017 Defence Policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) (Initiative #12 ) requires the Defence team to “Integrate GBA+ in all defence activities across the CAF and the Department of National Defence (DND), from the design and implementation of programs and services that support our personnel, to equipment procurement and operational planning.”
The 2018 Deputy Minister’s (DM) Policy Statement on Diversity and Inclusion requires DND to use GBA+.
A Joint CDS-DM Directive to Assistant Deputy Ministers and Commanders with new expectations and guidance on using GBA+. (Under development 2019-20).
Governance Bodies: The Defence Team will be supported by its GBA+ Responsibility Centre in Corporate Secretariat and Strategic Joint Staff.
The Executive Director of the GBA+ Responsibility Centre sits on several High-level Corporate Governance Committees, such as Program Management Board.
The Defence Team will be supported in 2020-21 by:
The Defence Team is continuing efforts to institutionalize the use of gender-based analysis plus (GBA+) to inform Defence Team policies, programs and operations. This includes continued capacity development through training, integrating GBA+ requirements into systems and processes, and developing measurement and accountability frameworks.
Some key planned initiatives where GBA+ will be applied include:
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