Why Women in Combat? Gary Schaub Jr's briefing for OSCE
On 19 April 2013, Dr. Gary Schaub, Jr., Senior Researcher at the Centre for Military Studies, presented a briefing entitled "Why Women in Combat? Functional and Societal Imperatives" to the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE-ODIHR) Discussion Series on Armed Forces and Women¹s Access to Combat Positions, Vienna, Austria, 19 April 2013. The workshop addressed the obligations of OSCE member states to protect the human rights of their military personnel, gender equality in the armed forces of OSCE member states, their access to combat positions, and current and prospective policy initiatives. Panelists included ambassadors to OSCE, female officers who were "firsts" in their nation's military, civil servants and officers from the human resources and/or gender divisions of MoDs, and researchers.