Haiti: Putting Gender and Peacekeeping into Practice

Authored by: Nadine Puechguirbal

Categories: Peace Support Operations
Sub-Categories: Peacekeeping, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Haiti
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Year: 2007
Citation: Puechguirbal, Nadine. "Haiti: Putting Gender and Peacekeeping into Practice." Focal Point 6, no. 9 (2007): 1-3.

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Today’s multidimensional peacekeeping operations encompass a wide range of activities such as civil affairs, human rights, elections, child protection, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, in addition to more visible military and police operations. Furthermore, the UN Security Council, in its adoption of Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2000), “expresses its willingness to incorporate a gender perspective into peacekeeping operations, and urges the Secretary-General to ensure that, where appropriate, field operations include a gender component.” But what does this resolution mean in practice?