Increasing Female Participation in Peacekeeping Operations

Authored by: Jamille Bigio, Rachel Vogelstein

Categories: Peace Support Operations
Sub-Categories: Peacekeeping, Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Region: No Region
Year: 2018
Citation: Bigio, Jamille, and Rachel Vogelstein. "Increasing Female Participation in Peacekeeping Operations." Council on Foreign Relations. September 26, 2018.

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Women are routinely underrepresented in peacekeeping operations, even though their participation has been shown to improve mission effectiveness and advance stability. The U.S. government should support a UN premium for police- and troop-contributing countries to increase the training and deployment of female peacekeepers.