Sunday, 15 March 2015

Gender and UN Peacekeepers in 2014

Military personnel: 3% are women (out of a total of 90,000 troops)

Police personnel: 10% are women (out of a total of 12,000 police)

Women peacekeepers are essential:
  • Women, like men, are part of all societies, and should be represented, like men, at all levels of political decision-making process.
  • They are role models for women and men in conflict zones.
  • They respond to specific needs of women, including female ex-combatants.
  • They provide a sense of security for women and men.
In addition, according to the UN, they help reduce conflict and confrontation.

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