The landmark resolution on Women, Peace and Security in 2000, has made women participation in UN peace operation a priority. The United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, with its four pillars of Prevention, Participation, Protection, Relief and Recovery, has prioritized promotion of gender equality while also addressing the many challenges that women face in situations of conflict.
As a UN entity, UNMAS is committed to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women. A diverse workforce allows UNMAS to have coherence and multi-dimensional responses to the threat of explosive hazards.
In Somalia, UNMAS promotes gender equality using different approaches including strengthening managerial leadership and accountability. To this end, it is committed to mainstreaming gender in work structures, programmes and service delivery. It is also determined to attract more women in the fields of explosive hazard mitigations.
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