Female Participation of Bangladesh in UN Peace Operation

FEMALE PARTICIPATION OF BANGLADESH IN UN PEACE OPERATION

 

Bangladesh Armed forces have played significant role in women empowerment and gender mainstreaming by employing the women as peacekeepers in volatile security situations of the field missions. So far, total 512 female peacekeepers from Bangladesh Armed Forces participated in UN peace operation. Currently 139 female members from Bangladesh Armed Forces are deployed in different peacekeeping missions.

 

3 MONUSCO, BANHQ SP SIG COY 13 (6)

 

 

 

UN has set a target of deploying 18% Staff Officer and Military Observer in UN peacekeeping operation. Bangladesh is near to reach 18% already and will further increase the women participation beyond 18% in days ahead. Besides, Bangladesh Army has started inclusion of “Female Engagement Team” in the Battalion from January 2019 and shall continue deploying the same in all subsequent major contingents in UN peace operation.

 

               
Air Traffic Services by a BAF Female Officer in DR Congo

 

 

The statistics of Bangladeshi women participation in UN peacekeeping is as following:

 

Service

Participated

Total

Currently Deployed

Total

SO/UNMO

Contingent

SO/UNMO

Contingent

Army

38

341

379

16

106

122

Navy

17

06

23

05

00

05

Air Force

06

104

110

04

08

12

Total 

61

451

512

25

114

139