Female Peacekeepers’ Impact on the Effectiveness of Peacekeeping Operations

This workshop brought together experts to discuss the concept of operational effectiveness, its neglected gender dimensions, and how female peacekeepers influence the operational behavior and effectiveness of UN peacekeeping operations (UN PKO), pursuant to a major research program being supported by the Canadian government’s Elsie Initiative.

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security invited 13 professionals and representatives from key international organizations across the globe. The workshop enabled practitioners, policy experts, and academics to share recent findings and explore common challenges and best practices regarding the integration of female peacekeepers in UN PKOs. We enjoyed in-depth and productive discussions of policy and research implications.

The event took place between April 23-24, 2020. The workshop was part of an ongoing Bridging Theory and Practice series hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.