Female Peacekeepers Should be Climbing the Ladder
April 14, 2020
In a recent interview with DefenceWeb, Bintou Keita, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, discusses the benefits and challenges of bringing more women into peacekeeping. Among the issues she addresses: why it is important to increase the number of female peacekeepers; steps to increase representation of women across U.N. peacekeeping missions; and prevention of misconduct by peacekeeping troops.
Read more: Female peacekeepers should be climbing the ladder (defenceweb.co.za)
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