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UN Female Police Officer Of 2018 Winner: Phyllis Ama Tebuah Osei

December 7, 2018

December 6, 2018: Chief Superintendent Phyllis Ama Tebuah Osei of the Ghanian Police has been named the UN Female Police Officer of the Year 2018, for her peacekeeping efforts as part of the United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

Despite only joining UNSOM in February, Ms. Osei has made swift and lasting contributions to the community and host state police of Jubaland, Somalia. With much of her work aimed to not only directly enhance the protection of women and girls in Somalia, but also to indirectly promote sustainable systematic changes within the state police force in Jubaland.

Read more: UN Female Police Officer Of 2018 Winner: Phyllis Ama Tebuah Osei ( The Organization for World Peace, theowp.org)

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Sarah Zorn Finishes Tenure as First Female Commander at U.S. Military Academy, the Citadel

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May 20, 2019: The Citadel, the military academy which was forced to admit women after a 1995 Supreme Court ruling, selected it's first female regimental commander last year. Sarah Zorn's time as the first woman to lead 2,400 cadets is documented in a photo essay by Alyssa Schukar. Women now make up 10% of the student body.See more: I Serve as a Stepping Stone (nytimes.com)

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Blue Helmets: Model for Global Partnership

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May 13, 2019: Retno LP Marsudi, Foreign Minister of Indonesia, delivered a speech touching upon the importance of female peacekeepers on May 7 at the United Nations Security Council. Minister Marsudi noted that "investing in women equals investing in peace. Female peacekeepers are more effective in winning the hearts and minds of local populations;providing comfort for those traumatized by conflicts.

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