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UN Peacekeeping women leaders weigh in on International Women’s Day

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:

“A Promise Is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence Against Women”
–Karin Landgren, Special representative, United Nations Secretary-General and Coordinator of United Nations Operations in Liberia

“Empower the Women of the World’s Youngest Nation — South Sudan”
–Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General in South Sudan

 Find out more about how women contribute to peace in this video.

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