International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Contributions and Challenges: Female Participations in UN Peacekeeping Missions
Bishwambhar Ghimire (BG)

This essay is an analysis on the contributions and challenges of female participation in UN peacekeeping missions. It presents why it is worthwhile to have more female participation, and provides a number of recommendations. It considers the UN’s effort in gender mainstreaming into peacekeeping mission to demonstrate how females can be involved in UN security. Finally, it looks at a specific example of the Indian allfemale formed police unit (FPU) sent to Liberia on a peacekeeping mission in January 2007. The Indian units were not only able to enhance safety and security of Liberia but in addition were better able to protect women and girls from sexual exploitation and abuse. This paper uses a series of case reports, articles, and books to analyze female contributions.

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