Reducing Barriers for Uniformed Women in UN Peace Operations

Reporting Organization:Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,693,772
Timeframe: December 4, 2018 - October 31, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Europe - $ 538,754.40 (20.00%)

Oceania - $ 538,754.40 (20.00%)

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 474,103.87 (17.60%)

South America - $ 374,434.31 (13.90%)

Southeast Asia - $ 180,482.72 (6.70%)

Central America - $ 164,320.09 (6.10%)

South Asia - $ 148,157.46 (5.50%)

East Asia - $ 129,301.06 (4.80%)

Central Asia - $ 80,813.16 (3.00%)

North Africa - $ 64,650.53 (2.40%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (70 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (30 %)

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This project aims to support decision-makers in UN Troop and Police Contributing Countries (TPCCs) with evidence and knowledge of the barriers limiting the deployment of uniformed women to United Nations (UN) Peace Operations. The participation and full involvement of women is important for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security, and yet, the proportion of uniformed women deploying on UN Peace Operations is very low. With a better understanding of why there are so few uniformed women, effective measures can be taken to reduce these gender imbalances. Project activities include: (1) collaborating with national or regional research partners from 8 selected TPCCs; (2) developing a comprehensive Barrier Assessment Methodology to undertake research of the barriers to women’s participation in UN Peace Operations resulting in detailed reports and policy recommendations to TPCCs; and (3) producing a series of Policy Briefs to inform policy development on women’s participation in UN Peace Operations at both country and multilateral levels.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project are improved policies and practices of Troop and Police Contributing Countries to reduce barriers to uniformed women’s deployment to UN Peace Operations.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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