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Women in Peacekeeping: a Growing Force

WOMEN IN PEACEKEEPING: A GROWING FORCE 1957-1989 | a total of only 20 uniformed women 32 years I served as UN peacekeepers | 1950 | 1990 | 2000 | 2010 T|||||T|||||| TI||| Female Uniformed & Civilian Peacekeepers | 1960 1970 1980 Today 548 46 Lebanon Kosovo 84 Cyprus 43 1327 Golan Heights Darfur 114 Afghanistan 25 Western Sahara India & Pakistan 10 Middle East Haiti 31 589 South Sudan Abyei 470 Côte d'Ivoire 240 Liberia 285 DR Congo 527 865 *TOTAL Uniformed 3744 5298 I Civilian 1554 WOMEN CONSTITUTE all-female UN police units have been deployed around the world 30% of the Bangladeshi unit Haiti international 7,500 civilians Liberla Indian unit working in peacekeeping & special political missions DR Congo Bangladeshi unit INCREASE FEMALE POLICE 4 Women can and must play a leading role in political participation, conflict resolution and the transition from conflict to peace. to 20% from -Hervé Ladsous, Head of UN Peacekeeping 10% Goal by 2014 United Nations UN Peacekeeping unorppeocekeeping * Statistics from October 2012

Women in Peacekeeping: a Growing Force

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As peacekeeping has evolved to encompass a broader humanitarian approach, women have become increasingly part of the peacekeeping family.


Vlad G


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