First modification: 07/22/2021 – 00:59
In 2017, the United Nations launched a gender parity strategy that includes more women in peace operations, but as of today, the progress of this initiative is not seen. As of 2020, of approximately 95,000 peacekeepers, women made up only 4.8% of military contingents, 10.9% of police units, and 34% of judicial and prison affairs personnel in the United States. Governments in peacekeeping missions.
By 2028, a target of 15% was set for women serving in military contingents and 25% for military observers and staff officers.
In Latin America, Brazil has taken this challenge so seriously that two women have been awarded the UN Gender Equality Prize for two years in a row. Commander Carla Araújo is one of them.