It’s no secret that much of the scope of international relations, especially the security sector, is a world dominated by men. In high-level political forums, military zones, negotiation processes – women are still largely outnumbered by men in these spaces. However, the power of women in peacekeeping and peace operations cannot go understated. Women who Read More…
In a shocking development, the UN recently revealed that for the better part of six years it covered up the significant role its peacekeepers in starting and perpetuating the cholera epidemic in Haiti.
Canada was once viewed as a leader of UN peacekeeping missions. However, this role has shifted with the changing nature of global conflicts. Jayson Derow discusses why it would be more effective for the Liberal government to devote military resources to the battle in Iraq and Syria, instead of fragmenting the Canadian Armed Forces to various ineffective missions in Africa to fight the same enemy.
Bangladesh has deployed the world’s first group of 160 all-women UN peacekeepers to Haiti.
Bonnie Butlin, winner of Professional Magazine’s – 2015 Women in Security Award, challenges a male-dominated field, akin to Suffragettes before her.
In this series, Nancy Kanwal addresses the lack of female participation in UN Peacekeeping and answers the question: Why do we need more women?
UN Peacekeepers have once again been accused of sexual assault while deployed. Unfortunately, as women, we know our value in a male-dominated world, even at our most vulnerable.