The Handbook on “Integrating Gender Perspectives into International Operations” – the Sanremo Handbook on Gender – represents the concrete contribution of the Sanremo Institute to the promotion of gender perspectives with regard to the protection of specific groups of vulnerable individuals in conflict areas.

Actions planned or undertaken in the conduct of international operations can have different impacts on men, women, boys and girls respectively. This Handbook,  prepared by international civil and military experts convened in Sanremo by the Institute, provides a practical framework for gender mainstreaming in the training of the military, police officers and civilians who are involved in conflict scenarios.

The Handbook is the result of a project on “Enhancing Training on Women, Peace and Security” within the framework of Italy’s Third National Action Plan 2016-2019 in accordance with UNSCR 1325/2000, funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The Handbook is now available in English, translated versions in Arabic, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish will follow soon.