Sunday, September 2, 2007
Women keeping the peace
Check out this post by our Opinio Juris colleague, Kevin Jon Heller, on the United Nations' India Formed Police Unit stationed in Monrovia, Liberia. At a ceremony there this weekend U.N. envoy Alan Doss said that the all-woman peacekeeping unit "not only demonstrates gender equality but also serves as an encouragement for Liberian women to become police officers themselves." Numbers remain low, however. Heller reports out that only 6% of Liberian police -- and only 2% of U.N. peacekeepers -- are women.