Peacekeeper says women can "do much more" in UN peace operations

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Lieutenant Colonel Ratih Pusparini. UN Photo/Lucy Dean

Women peacekeepers have the power to do "much more” in peacekeeping operations and also in encouraging post-conflict resolution.

That's according to Lieutenant Colonel Ratih Pusparini, an Indonesian "blue helmet" who has served with UN peacekeeping missions in Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Lebanon.

The Lieutenant Colonel participated in a recent panel discussion at UN headquarters about the role of women in peacekeeping.

She told Lucy Dean that women and children in countries emerging from war often engage with women peacekeepers more easily than their male counterparts.

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