8th Annual ACO Gender Conference held at SHAPE
MONS, Belgium – Supreme
Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) hosted the eighth annual Allied Command
Operations (ACO) Gender Conference, at the headquarters on Jan. 23 to 24, 2019
with over 43 participants from around the globe.
advisors from across ACO representing over 17 nations, as
well as representatives from Japan, Australia and Sweden, convened to discuss a
number of issues including gender in Article 5, NATO's principle of Collective
"It is on these few occasions that we get the chance to
come together as Gender Advisors and take those individuals who work day-to-day
advising their Commanders and come together as a community to find out what is
working and how we can best support each other," said SHAPE
Gender Advisor, Major Sanja Pejovic.
"This conference was such a success in reinvigorating NATO Gender Advisors and
showing how to overcome many of the challenges that they each face."