UN peacekeepers are currently serving on 14 missions worldwide and two top women UN Peacekeeping leaders have shared their thoughts in the Huffington Post for International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March every year. This year the occasion is calling for everyone to make pledges to end violence against women and girls.
Meet them and read their essays here:“Empower the Women of the World’s Youngest Nation — South Sudan”
–Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General in South Sudan
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Find out more about how women contribute to peace in this video.
- Feature from the UN News Centre: UN peacekeeping – on the front lines to end violence against women
- Facts, figures and an infographic on women and peacekeeping
- International Women’s Day resources from UN Women