Scotland Will Train 200 Women as Peacekeepers
June 28, 2017
May 2, 2017: Nicola Sturgeon has announced a new Scottish government funding initiative to help train more than 200 women from countries affected by war as peacekeepers. The four-year, £1.2 million funding commitment will bring together a team of female activists for training in mediation and negotiation skills, in an effort to “build sustainable peace” in war-torn countries. Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon tells United Nations that Scotland Will Spend £1.2m Training Female Peacekeepers (www.thenational.scot)
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The Kenyan Peacekeeper Championing the Ideals of the Women, Peace and Security
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Major Steplyne Buyaki Nyaboga of Kenya has been named the UN 2020 Military Gender Advocate of the Year. Bestowed annually since 2016, the award recognises an outstanding peacekeeper whose work contributed to the promotion of women, peace and security.
Christine Wormuth Confirmed as First Woman to Lead the U.S. Army
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Christine Wormuth was once again confirmed as U.S. Army secretary Thursday, May 27, after the Senate revoked her confirmation the previous night over an apparent procedural snafu that was quickly resolved. She is the first woman to hold the position.