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Rwanda to send all-woman peacekeeping force to South Sudan

July 10, 2018

July 9, 2018: Rwanda is set to send an all-female formed police unit for deployment in South Sudan under the UN peacekeeping mission, the Rwandan police said Tuesday.

The contingent is the first female team to be sent on a foreign mission by the country.

The female police peacekeepers expected to leave the country in the next few days specialize in public order management like crowd control, facilitating delivery of humanitarian assistance, escort duties and protection of UN facilities among others, according to the police.

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As a Woman Serving Alongside Green Berets, I Had No Problem Keeping Up. It Wasn’t Enough.

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A ‘Missing Man’ Formation Flown by U.S. Women Pilots, for a Woman

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