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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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October 22, 2020

UN Special Political Missions in Colombia on Women, Peace and Security

The Colombian peace process and its 2016 Final Peace Agreement are widely held to be an international model for gender-sensitivity and the inclusion of women’s rights.
October 10, 2020

Bridging India’s Cybersecurity Gender Gap

A two-year-old training program is transforming the lives and careers of women from disadvantaged and remote communities.

Microsoft News
September 29, 2020

Words Matter: A Case for Gender-neutral Language in Defence

Gendered language permeates the very fabric of the UK’s Armed Forces, from personnel answering the phone with ‘Sir’ to the widespread use of terms such as ‘unmanned’ and ‘airman’. While much progress has been made in opening up military roles for women, the continued use of gendered language remains a significant, yet easy to remove stumbling block to more inclusive armed forces.

Army Technology
September 27, 2020

For Estonian Women, Military Service Increasingly Attracts as a Career

Increasing numbers of young women who are voluntarily enrolling in Estonia’s conscription service, which is required for men, and then choosing to enter military service professionally.

Christian Science Monitor
September 24, 2020

Top U.S. General Mourns Passing of Ginsburg, Who Pressed for Military Gender Equality

U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley joined in mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose landmark rulings and lifetime of advocacy for gender equality had a major impact on the military.

September 7, 2020

New Security Council Resolution on Women and Peacekeeping Announced

SecurityWomen welcomes the new UN Security Council Resolution 2538 announced on the 28 August 2020 calling for greater action to bolster the role of women — both uniformed and civilian — in all levels of peacekeeping.

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