Why the United Nations needs more female peacekeepers

Despite having been proven effective in peacekeeping, female peacekeepers remain underrepresented in UN missions Chinese Peacekeeping Battalion Awarded UN Medal for Service. Source: UNMISS/Eric Kanalstein On 31 October 2000, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 1325, a landmark resolution on women, peace and security. As defined by the UN, the resolution stresses the importance ofContinue reading “Why the United Nations needs more female peacekeepers”

Equal Rights for Women to Fight

On 25 October 2018, history was made as the final barrier to women in the military service was broken down with the announcement that all roles in the armed forces are open to women recruits in the UK. The defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, announced on the planes of Salisbury (home to the defence training estate)Continue reading “Equal Rights for Women to Fight”