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- Author: Signe Marie Cold-Ravnkilde, Peter Albrecht, Rikke Haugegaard
- Publication Date: 12-2016
- Content Type: Working Paper
- Institution: Danish Institute for International Studies
- Abstract: Despite efforts to increase the deployment of female soldiers, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) remains dominated by men. A new DIIS policy brief discusses how to increase gender awareness in MINUSMA. In the MINUSMA force of 11,000 troops, only 1.8% of military personnel are women compared to the average of 3.8% for UN peacekeeping missions. The brief argues that a focus on the operational relevance of gender integration and on strengthening existing capacities in the mission will be small, yet realistic, steps forward. Furthermore, MINUSMA should use African nations with a solid focus on gender in their own armies as role models and mentors for all military staff across the mission. The policy brief is based on a collaborative research between DIIS and the Royal Danish Defence College, RDDC.
- Topic: Gender Issues, International Affairs, Peacekeeping
- Political Geography: Mali