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

By Sahana Dharmapuri

The 4th report in the Providing for Peacekeeping series

This paper argues that the focus on increasing the numbers of female uniformed personnel has obscured the equally important goal of integrating a gender perspective into the work of peace operations. Both goals have gone unmet due to three core issues: the lack of understanding about SCR 1325 and the UN policy on gender equality in peace operations; a gap in data and analysis about women’s participation in national security institutions globally and in UN peacekeeping in particular; and the prevalence of social norms and biases which promote gender inequality within the security sector.

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