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Equal Opportunity PeacekeepingWomen, Peace, and Security in Post-Conflict States$
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Sabrina Karim and Kyle Beardsley

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190602420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190602420.001.0001

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The Evolution of Gender Reforms in UN Peacekeeping Missions

The Evolution of Gender Reforms in UN Peacekeeping Missions

(p.11) Chapter 2 The Evolution of Gender Reforms in UN Peacekeeping Missions
Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping

Sabrina Karim

Kyle Beardsley

Oxford University Press

This chapter lays the historical foundations for the book by providing an account of gender reforms in peacekeeping operations. It explains how implementing gender reforms became a part of international peacekeeping mandates. Specifically, it goes into depth about the evolution of gender mandates before and after the passing of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, including the UN's two most recent evaluations of peacekeeping from 2015. The last part of the chapter highlights the success of current gender reforms, including those related to participation, protection, and gender mainstreaming. In particular, it notes increases in women’s participation in peacekeeping; shows that peacekeeping missions lead to a higher probability of gender reforms domestically; and highlights decreases in the incidents of sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment, and violence in peacekeeping missions, as well as the ability of peacekeeping missions to address conflict-related sexual violence. The chapter concludes with a discussion on gender mainstreaming.

Keywords:   UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), all-female Formed Police Unit, UN Security Council Resolution 1325, peacekeeping, Women, Peace, and Security, national action plan, gender, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual violence, gender mainstreaming

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