WOMEN OF PEACE
The women at the forefront of building peace – and making it last.
All over the world, women are working to promote lasting peace – whether it’s by joining the ranks of peacekeeping missions, taking part in peace talks or spearheading projects that help communities heal from conflict.
In this series, we highlight these peacemakers’ contributions, as well as the significant challenges they face.
We’ll be adding more stories as the series unfolds.
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Meet the women whose job it is to try to keep the peace in volatile regions of the world.
Women in Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
The United Nations is the world’s largest peacekeeping body, with 15 operations currently deployed on four continents. While women’s participation in U.N. peacekeeping is on the rise, parity is still a long way off. Women make up a tiny percentage of peacekeeping, despite the United Nations’ efforts to boost their numbers.
In places wracked by conflict, these women are trying to negotiate peace within their own communities.
Experts share their insights on the current situation for women involved in peacemaking — and ideas about how to improve it.
Series Editor: Gaëlle Faure
Managing Editor: Megan Clement
Community Editor: Jihii Jolly
Technical Editor: JC Medina