Leadership and Participation, Peace and Security

A Case for Gender Mainstreaming in Peacekeeping Missions

May 29, 2018
The evidence shows that the presence of women in peacekeeping operations has a positive effect on its missions. However, despite the United Nations request to its members that it increase contributions from females in every mission, the numbers of those sent to the field remain low. Current operations show little improvement. While the increased presence of women in military units would be a sign... Read more

Honoring Women Peacekeepers

May 22, 2018
Serin Cherian, a female Nurse Officer with the Indian contingent of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), poses outside of UNIFIL’s Headquarters Hospital in Naqoura, South Lebanon.
women peace keepers

Honoring Women Peacekeepers

May 16, 2018
A female United Nations peacekeeper speaks with refugee women at Farchana Camp in Chad.

Honoring Women Peacekeepers

May 09, 2018
Malaysian women peacekeepers receive honors at a medal ceremony in Kawkaba for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

Security Roundtable: Interview with Major General Patrick Cammaert, Former United Nations Force Commander for the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

May 05, 2018
The following interview is the fourth in our Security Roundtable series, which has so far featured Women, Peace and Security (WPS) expert, Cynthia Enloe, and group interviews with Male Leaders on Engaging Men in WPS intiatives, and expert women in WPS.  This latest addition to our series will provide insight on engaging women in local peacekeeping efforts from Major General... Read more