Why more women are needed in UN peacekeeping forces

08/16/2013 | PassBlue

Gender inequality and lack of understanding about United Nations efforts to improve opportunities for women are preventing more women from becoming UN peacekeepers, says a report from the International Peace Institute. "The UN is unlikely to reach its goals for gender equality in peacekeeping missions because it is not fully implementing its own two-pronged approach: increase the number of women in peacekeeping operations and integrate a gender perspective within these missions," says the study's author, Sahana Dharmapuri.

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