Thematic Study

Not Just a Numbers Game: Increasing Women’s Participation in UN Peacekeeping

Sahana Dharmapuri

Not Just a Numbers Game: Increasing Women’s Participation in UN Peacekeeping, by Sahana Dharmapuri is the fourth paper of PPP’s thematic study series. This report argues that the UN appears unlikely to reach its gender goals because it is not fully implementing its own two-pronged approach of increasing the number of women in peacekeeping operations and integrating a gender perspective within its missions. Three issues have hindered the achievement of these goals: a lack of understanding among member states about Resolution 1325 and UN policy on gender equality in peace operations; a gap in data and analysis about women’s participation in national security institutions; and, most importantly, the prevalence of social norms and biases that perpetuate gender inequality within the security sector. The author offers six recommendations for a more strategic vision on gender equality and more coherent efforts in the field, at UN headquarters, and within key member states

 
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