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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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April 14, 2021

The Opportunities—and Obstacles—for Women in U.S. Intelligence

Three women working in cybersecurity in the US intelligence community discuss the progress of recent years and the work that remains.

April 5, 2021

EU Commits to Leading by Example in Promoting Women, Peace, and Security Goals

Recently, the EU has reinforced its commitment to promoting gender equality in the terrain of war and peace, announcing that it has the ambition to play a ‘leading role as a gender equality and catalyst’ and to ‘lead by example’ in the global promotion of WPS goals in the years to come.

Eurasia Review
March 26, 2021

Empowering Women in Peace Operations Remains Top Priority, Says UN Peacekeeping Chief

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, spoke at a side event focusing on “Women Leaders in the Military”, part of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

March 24, 2021

Criticism of Australian Defence Force chief after “clumsy” advice for female cadets

Earlier this month the Australian Defence Force (ADF) chief, Angus Campbell, was called out for “clumsy” and inappropriate language and advice aimed at first-year female cadets.

March 24, 2021

Women on the Front Line in Myanmar Protests

Despite risk of life, women have stood at the forefront of Myanmar’s protest movement, sending a powerful rebuke to the generals who ousted a female civilian leader and reimposed a patriarchal order that has suppressed women for half a century.

New York Times
March 11, 2021

White House Features New Women Generals on International Women’s Day

On International Women's Day, two female U.S. Army generals, recently promoted, were spotlighted in White House remarks

The White House, ABC News

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