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Women in Peacekeeping: A growing force

WOMEN WOMEN IN PEACEKEEPING A GROWING FORCE UN United Nations Peacekeeping NUMBER OF FEMALE PERSONNEL IN UN PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS FEMALE UN PEACEKEEPERS AROUND THE WORLD Female peacekeepers act as role models inspiring women and girls in often male-dominated societies to push for their own rights and for participation in peace processes. PAST 1957-1989 (32 vears) a total of only twenty uniformed women Middle East Kosovo Lebanon PRESENT Women have become increasingly part of the peacekeeping family Сургus Cyprus Golan Westem Sahara Mali India & Pakistan Afghanistan Haiti Liberia . Abyel CIVILIAN UNIFORMED TOTAL Cote d'Ivoire Darfur 1603 3557 South Sudan 5,160 THE PRESENCE OF FEMALE PEACEKEEPERS DR Congo WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS helps reduce conflict and confrontation IN 16 UN PEACE OPERATIONS 5 WOMEN LEAD PEACE Women are deployed in all areas: police, military, civilian. - 3 OPERATIONS AS SRSG O provides a greater sense of security to women and children WE NEED MORE WOMEN. Special Representatives of the Secretary-General Niger O improves access and support for local women UNIFORMED FEMALE PERSONNEL BY MISSION Norway they come from Sweden 964 Trinidad & Tobago makes our peacekeepers more approachable to women TOP FIVE FEMALE UNIFORMED USA PERSONNEL CONTRIBUTING CcOUNTRIES 572 MILITARY UN UNPOL 474 POLICE 365 330 WOMEN CONSTITUTE? ALL-FEMALE UN POLICE UNITS 272 V 266 Ethiopia 394 183 Rwanda DEPLOYED AROUND THE WORLD 89 96 78 102 29% of the 52 4 14 Nigeria 236 176 Bangladesh Haiti Bangladeshi unit 6,800 nternational South Africa 3 in Liberia Indian unit 221 114 India civilians UNITS working in peacekeeping & special political missions Ghana 167 99 Nigeria DR Congo Bangladeshi unit Uruguay 122 85 Ghana 1In addition to peacekeeping operations, DPKO directs one political mission: the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) All data used from 2013-2014 | 2 January 2014 | 3September 2013 FIND OUT MORE

Women in Peacekeeping: A growing force

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UN Peacekeeping works to make sure the voices of women and girls are heard. It is essential we have female peacekeepers who act as role models inspiring women and girls in often male-dominated socie...


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