Women Essential in Peacekeeping
June 28, 2017
Oct. 17, 2016: Mobina Jaffer, Canadian senator representing British Columbia, writes that Canada must make involvement of women in peacekeeping processes a priority as The Department of National Defence reviews its current defence policy. Her article discusses the many ways in which involving more women in peace processes give UN missions higher chances of success. Read the full story: Women Make Amazing Peacekeepers and We Need More of Them (The Tyee)
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