Peacekeeping to Peacebuilding from a Gender Perspective: The UNMIL Case

Authored by: Kristen A. Cordell

Categories: Peace Support Operations
Sub-Categories: Peacekeeping, Peacemaking
Country: Liberia
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2011
Citation: Cordell, Kristen A. "Peacekeeping to Peacebuilding from a Gender Perspective: The UNMIL Case." Conflict Trends 3 (2011): 37-44. Accessed on October 4, 2016.

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In a post-conflict environment, keeping the peace through the provision of kinetic or physical security rapidly transitions to addressing the wider needs of the population through peacebuilding tasks. Under the umbrella of peacekeeper protection, peacebuilding efforts work to ensure the basic safety and protection of civilians, establish credible political processes and systems, ensure access to basic services (including food and water), and normalise economic activity. The transition between peacekeeping and peacebuilding is overlapping, fluid and diverse – and, for the purpose of this article, is described as a nexus.