Where we work
Our gender teams work tirelessly to make sure that the voices of women are included in all areas of peacekeeping.
There are eight senior gender advisers in peacekeeping operations around the world. Their work includes supporting local women to participate in peace processes, protecting women and girls from sexual violence and engaging women’s voices in legal and judicial procedures. More recently, Women’s Protection Advisors have started being deployed with a specific mandate to address conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) - whereby sexual violence is used as a tactic of war, and as noted by the Security Council, is qualifiable as a crime against humanity, war crime and a constituent act of genocide.
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 Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
- UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
Additionally, there are gender focal points in the remaining peacekeeping missions.
Hover over the pins on the map to find out where we are assisting or have recently assisted in gender work.
Women and Peacekeeping
(1 March 2013)
- Why is gender important to peacekeeping? (7 March 2011)