Sudan | May 2, 2017

Gender Mainstreaming in Local Strategies for Conflict Transformation

Conflict transformation implies multiple changes at different levels of society in order to deepen and sustain peace, and can be the result of individual or collective efforts. Since all conflicts reflect highly contextual dynamics, they require a thorough analysis of local conditions. Such an understanding increases the possibility of producing strategies that make the most […]

UNAMID Launches Campaign on Ending Child Soldiering, West Darfur
Research and Practice | April 9, 2015

Are Female Peacekeepers Making a Difference, and If Not, Why Not?

“What is clear is that female peacekeepers suffer under a hypermasculine military culture because they are ‘othered’ on many levels that affect their performance. The literature suggests that where women do seem to have made a difference, they were deployed in all-female units and served in predominantly constabulary roles. Some criticize these units because they are gender segregated, but, ironically, they are the ones most often praised for their success.”

This picture was obtained via Flickr user UNAMID. Photo credit to Albert González Farran, UNAMID.  Taken on May 28, 2014. No changes were made. This photo is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Original photo:
A female UNAMID police officer interacts with children in Nyala, South Darfur.