Project profile — Reducing Barriers to Women's Participation in UN Peace Operations

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Reducing Barriers to Women's Participation in UN Peace Operations - Overview
DPO – United Nations Department of Peace Operations (XM-DAC-41310)
2018-03-28 - 2023-03-31
Country / region • Africa, regional (20.00%)
• America, regional (20.00%)
• Asia, regional (20.00%)
• Oceania, regional (20.00%)
• Europe, regional (20.00%)
Sector • Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security
Participation in international peacekeeping operations (15230) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to improve the effectiveness of women in United Nations peacekeeping operations. Project activities include: (1) providing specialized training to uniformed peacekeepers; (2) improving the delivery of the Women, Peace and Security Program's mandate; and (3) contributing to the creation of a more responsive environment for peacekeepers.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased representation of qualified women uniform personnel (military and police) in leadership and professional posts; (2) enhanced operational efficiency and mandate implementation of United Nations Police and Military components; and (3) better promotion of gender equality during mandate implementation

Results achieved

Results achieved as of April 2022 include : (1) published a practice note documenting good practices from diverse peacekeeping missions on women’s participation and leadership; (2) completed analytical study on unconscious gender bias practices within United Nations (UN) police recruitment, retention and promotion that resulted in 13 recommendations and the Checklist of Promising Practices Facilitating the Recruitment of Women Police; (3) revised and updated UN Police Gender Advisors Toolkit guidance and training materials with translation into French and conversion to online learning; (4) held a validation workshop for Engagement Platoons Reinforcement Training Package; (5) finalized the United Nations Case-Study Handbook on Gender, Peace and Security for UN Infantry Battalions in Peace Operations and Other Military Personnel; and (6) translated the UN Protection of Civilians Handbook.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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