IPI Activities During #WPSat20

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which provides an opportunity to assess progress on the women, peace, and security (WPS) agenda and reflect on its future. To commemorate this, IPI is launching a series of articles in the Global Observatory that analyze the future of the WPS agenda through critical, expert analysis. In particular, authors should be considering “the new normal”: How can the twentieth anniversary be used as an opportunity for imagination and radical possibility? What trends in gender, peace, and security should policymakers–at the UN and beyond–be paying attention to, particularly as global systems shift in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic?

IPI is also publishing a policy report authored by Dr. Lotte Vermeij as part of its Women’s Participation in Peace Operations project in partnership with Elsie Initiative. The paper will be launched on October 20th in a virtual policy forum.


Read the Report
A detailed report on the taboos and stigmas that women face before, during, and after their deployment to UN peace operations, based on personal interviews with over 140 women peacekeepers.

Watch the Report Launch Event 
Tuesday, October 20th at 9:00am EST
Woman First, Soldier Second: Taboos and Stigmas Facing Military Women in UN Peace Operations
Despite efforts to increase the participation of women uniformed peacekeepers, military women continue to face a wide range of taboos and stigmas that form barriers to their inclusion and successful deployment in UN peace operations.

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