Haiti: Putting Gender and Peacekeeping into Practice

Thursday, November 1, 2007
Nadine Puechguirbal

Today's multidimensional peacekeeping operations encompass a wide range of activities such as civil affairs, human rights, elections, child protection, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, in addition to more visible military and police operations. Furthermore, the UN Security Council, in its adoption of Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2000), “expresses its willingness to incorporate a gender perspective into peacekeeping operations, and urges the Secretary-General to ensure that, where appropriate, field operations include a gender component.”

But what does this resolution mean in practice?

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