Nepal Leads in Female Peacekeepers
April 2, 2017: Though many countries have made significant strides in the inclusion of women in peacekeeping and security roles, women only constitute 3-4% of U.N. peacekeepers. In 2011 in response to the U.N.'s Resolution 1325, Nepal approved a national action plan for women, peace and security. Today, Nepal has more women peacekeepers deployed in support of U.N. peacekeeping missions than any other nation. During a recent Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) exercise designed to train defense personnel for real-world U.N. peacekeeping missions, the Nepalese platoons were made up of 50% women. See full article: Women, Peace, Security and the Future of U.N. Peacekeeping (DVIDS, www.dvidshub.net)
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