n Conflict Trends - Mainstreaming gender into African Union peace support operations : why we are getting it wrong

Volume 2013, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Since the adoption of Resolution 1325 by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 31 October 2000, there have been global efforts to strengthen the role of women in conflict prevention, management and resolution, as a means of responding better to the systematic targeting of women in times of conflict. Efforts on the part of the United Nations (UN) have included an emphasis on strengthening gender mainstreaming in global peace support operations (PSOs) - be it through increasing the number of female peacekeeping personnel, providing specialised training to peacekeeping personnel, strengthening gender-sensitive planning in PSOs, or the appointment of dedicated gender focal points and officers in missions, among others.

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