Where we work
Our gender teams work tirelessly to make sure that the voices of women and girls are included in all areas of peacekeeping.
We recognize that peace and security can only be achieved and sustained if all members of society are equal in terms of opportunities, protection, access to resources and services, participation in decision making, and other basic rights.
We deploy Gender Advisory teams, led by a Gender Adviser, to all multi-dimensional peacekeeping operations to support the integration of gender in all our work. Their work includes supporting local women to participate in peace processes; protecting women and girls from sexual violence; advocating and promoting the inclusion of women in electoral systems; providing support to Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration programs and engaging women's voices in legal and judicial procedures.
Our gender advisers are in the following UN Peacekeeping missions:
- UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
- UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)
- UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
- UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI)
- UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
- African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)
- UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
- United Nations Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
In the following smaller missions, we have Gender Focal Points to support the mission leadership to promote gender equality:
- UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)
- UN for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)
- UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFYCIP)
- UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)
- UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)
Hover over the pins on the map to find out where we are assisting or have recently assisted in gender work.
Women and Peacekeeping
- Why is gender important to peacekeeping?