Project profile — Increasing Women's Participation in United Nations Peace Operations

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Overview

Overview

Increasing Women's Participation in United Nations Peace Operations - Overview
CA-3-P007487001
$1,775,908
International Peace Institute
2019-05-06 - 2022-03-31
Operational
Country / region • Oceania, regional (20.00%)
• Asia, regional (20.00%)
• South America, regional (20.00%)
• Africa, regional (20.00%)
• Europe, regional (20.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Women’s equality organisations and institutions (15170) (90.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security
Participation in international peacekeeping operations (15230) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
Description and results

Description

This project aims to support the long-term positive impact of increasing uniformed women’s meaningful participation in United Nations (UN) Peace Operations, through improved policies and programming at the local, national and global levels. Although governments and the UN have been making concrete commitments to increase women’s participation, these commitments have not yet yielded sufficient results. In order to effect positive change, research and advocacy are needed to ensure that recommendations, policies and programming are grounded in evidence-based analysis. Project activities include: (1) conducting consultations and workshops with UN Peace Operations practitioners and experts to validate methodologies and approaches for researching women’s involvement in UN Peace Operations; (2) producing a survey instrument to collect data on the experiences and needs of uniformed women peacekeepers; (3) producing research publications based on analysis, and providing policy recommendations to increase and best support women’s meaningful participation in UN Peace Operations; and (4) conducting policy forums and outreach to raise visibility and foster a shared understanding of research results, analyses and recommendations to increase uniformed women’s meaningful participation in UN Peace Operations.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced decision-making by UN officials and members of state to address factors contributing to meaningful participation of uniformed women in UN Peace Operations; and (2) improved effectiveness of interventions by the UN, national governments, and civil society organizations to increase the meaningful participation of uniformed women in UN Peace Operations.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of September 2022 include: (1) increased body of knowledge through research publications on various factors affecting women's meaningful participation in UN Peace Operations. The International Peace Institute ((IPI)) published one issue brief and two policy papers on various topics in line with the meaningful participation of women in Peace Operations with wide circulation. The three key publications include: (a) an issue brief on "Perceptions and Lived Realities of Women Police Officers in UN Peace Operations," published in June 2021; (b) a policy paper on "From Female Engagement Teams to Engagement Platoons: The Evolution of Gendered Community Engagement in UN Peace Operations," published in November 2021; and (c) a policy paper on "Uniformed Women and Gender Responsive Leadership" was published in February 2022; and (2) increased decision-makers knowledge on policies affecting women's meaningful participation in UN peace operations. IPI organized research workshops attended by more than 20 Member States, UN officials, and civil society representatives. These stakeholders discussed barriers and incentives affecting the meaningful participation of uniformed women in UN peace operations and encouraged global research and learning. Some of the discussions included: (a) a research workshop with three sessions held in December 2021 on the subject Host Communities Gendered Perceptions of UN Peace Operations; and (b) IPI organized a public policy forum to launch the policy report "From Female Engagement Teams to Engagement Platoons: The Evolution of Gendered Community Engagement in UN Peace Operations." in January 2022.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
10-11-2021 Disbursement $297,117
13-07-2021 Disbursement $321,125
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Related information

Increasing Women's Participation in United Nations Peace Operations - Related information
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