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The photo is by Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID. It is of 89 new Rwandan police women in 2010 who arrived at El Fasher (Darfur) to work for UNAMID

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July 12, 2021

Covid Quarantine Hotels: Women Say They Were Sexually Harassed by Guards

Four women who stayed in quarantine hotels in the UK have stated they were sexually harassed by guards working for security company G4S.

June 24, 2021

Would Having More Female Officers Improve Policing?

A Washington Post study suggests that, on average, women are less likely to unnecessarily search cars or people.

Washington Post
June 10, 2021

The Kenyan Peacekeeper Championing the Ideals of the Women, Peace and Security

Major Steplyne Buyaki Nyaboga of Kenya has been named the UN 2020 Military Gender Advocate of the Year. Bestowed annually since 2016, the award recognises an outstanding peacekeeper whose work contributed to the promotion of women, peace and security.

Inter Press Service News Agency
June 1, 2021

Christine Wormuth Confirmed as First Woman to Lead the U.S. Army

Christine Wormuth was once again confirmed as U.S. Army secretary Thursday, May 27, after the Senate revoked her confirmation the previous night over an apparent procedural snafu that was quickly resolved. She is the first woman to hold the position.
May 28, 2021

#MeToo in the Women's Military

A former senior UK Army officer is calling for the military to have a “#MeToo moment” and is claiming that hundreds of female troops have been raped and sexually abused by colleagues.

May 21, 2021

Women in Military Becomes Gender Battleground in South Korea

A heated debate in South Korea about mandatory military service for women is inflaming divisions between the sexes rather than narrowing social gaps, the country’s gender equality minister said.


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