Lessons from Female Engagement Teams (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1186)

This rapid review looks at the open source evidence on the lessons for what worked well with the use of Female Engagement Teams

Abstract

Query

What are the lessons on what worked well with the use of military Female Engagement Teams (both U.K. and U.S.) and what were the main challenges?

Overview

Female Engagement Teams (FETs), made up of female soldiers, have been used by International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) to engage with women in Afghanistan. This rapid review looks at the open source evidence on the lessons for what worked well with the use of FETs and what were the main challenges. This includes: lessons on impact and effectiveness; selection and assessment; training; and integration and employment.

Citation

Rohwerder, B. Lessons from Female Engagement Teams (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1186). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2015) 13 pp.

Lessons from Female Engagement Teams (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1186)

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