Gender Mainstreaming

The Influences of Gender Mainstreaming Policy on Women's Participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and the Related Strategy

Yao Lan
Peacekeeping Training Department, The Chinese People's Armed Police Forces Academy
Collection of Women's Studies 2015-2

Abstract:Since the World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, gender mainstreaming policy in the entire work of the United Nations has been a priority. This article examines women's participation in the contemporary UN peacekeeping operations and analyzes the important influences of gender mainstreaming policy on women's participation in UN peacekeeping operations. At last, it puts forward several suggestions for furthering gender mainstreaming policy: to increase quotas for the contributing countries that have more female soldiers and police officers, develop gender training modules for the peacekeeping personnel from different regions. It also points out that UN Security Council should consider adopting a gender perspective in its planning and budgeting of the UN peacekeeping operations and policies to encourage women to take part in the UN peacekeeping operations.
Keywords:gender mainstreaming policy, women, UN peacekeeping operations, gender training

Paper type:Published