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 413 female peacekeepers from Bangladesh Armed Forces participated in UN peace operation. Currently 86 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 16% Staff Officer and Military Observer in UN peacekeeping operation. Bangladesh has reached 16% already and will further increase the women participation beyond 16% in days ahead. Besides, Bangladesh Army has started inclusion of “Female Community 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

17

302

319

12

54

66

Navy

08

06

14

04

00

04

Air Force

-

80

80

02

14

16

Total 

25

388

413

18

68

86