Celebrating International Women's Day: Changing Role of Women in Peacekeeping
March 10, 2017: Since 2000, with the passing of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, women’s participation in peacekeeping has become a central tenant of mandates and operations. A recent article The Oxford University Press reviews the most recent statistics on the numbers and types of placements for women peacekeepers.
While there have been some improvements in the numbers, women remain a distinct minority in peacekeeping missions. Much more, women are especially underrepresented in some key missions. See full article: Celebrating International Women's Day: women in the changing world of peacekeeping (Oxford University Press blog, blog.oup.com)
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West Point's Woman Problem
December 8, 2019: Why aren’t there more women at West Point? All military occupations and units are now open to women, yet women made up less than 20 percent of the 2018 West Point graduating class. And that was the highest percentage ever.