Women's Peace and Security: Peacekeeping

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls
Posted November 10, 2018 from Fiji

In the past week Unaisi Vuniwaqa of Fiji  demonstrated how women lead in progressing commitments to the women, peace and security agenda in particular representation targets in peacekeeping.

A key priority that was discussed during a Multi-stakeholder Forum ahead of the 1325+18 Open Debate was an opportunity to hifhhighl the vital need to invest in more women in policing initiatives including in Peacekeeping deployments.

This is one way to also invest in women's notions of security not just in peacekeeping operations but 'peace support' 'infrastructures for peace' in their communities.

One example is Rwanda, the top female police contributor to UN peace operations. This is consistent with Rwanda’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment across all sectors:https://t.co/LKU6SOWbyZ

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Jill Langhus
Nov 11, 2018
Nov 11, 2018

Hi Sharon,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your thoughts and post. Yes, it seems like a very good idea to have more women in policing initiatives.

Hope you're having a great day!

Tamarack Verrall
Nov 11, 2018
Nov 11, 2018

Hi Sharon,

Thank you for this good news, especially on this date, November 11 celebrated in my country as Remembrance Day, changed from an earlier Armistice Day. The original meaning was a commitment to peace and truce instead of war. The focus has shifted to remembering soldiers. Women have led and are leading the way to building and maintaining peace, and our presence in police forces bodes well for a stronger move in that direction, locally, nationally, globally.

In sisterhood,
Tam

Ngala Nadege
Dec 14, 2018
Dec 14, 2018

Thanks for sharing your post. It's a good news obviously

Tarke Edith
Jan 06
Jan 06

Hi Sharon
Thanks for sharing your story about peace it will go a long way to create an impact in the society

Beth Lacey
Apr 29
Apr 29

This is very interesting

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