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Lady in Blue: A study on whether female peacekeepers can prevent UN’s most shameful weakness

Esfandi, Sofia LU (2017) STVK02 20162
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis will through qualitative content analysis and feminist methods study if
the presence of female peacekeepers can prevent abuses conducted by the UN
peacekeeping personnel against the local population in peacekeeping missions.
This study is important as it asks to investigate a solution on how to prevent
sexual exploitation and abuse. Moreover, the purpose of this paper is to
understand women’s roles in conflict and further expanding women’s roles
beyond peaceful nurturing mothers. The theoretical framework will be drawn
from liberal feminist theory since it aligns with resolution 1325 and policies of the
UN. The analysis will dissect UN’s perception of female peacekeepers as well as
examining in what way women have the... (More)
This thesis will through qualitative content analysis and feminist methods study if
the presence of female peacekeepers can prevent abuses conducted by the UN
peacekeeping personnel against the local population in peacekeeping missions.
This study is important as it asks to investigate a solution on how to prevent
sexual exploitation and abuse. Moreover, the purpose of this paper is to
understand women’s roles in conflict and further expanding women’s roles
beyond peaceful nurturing mothers. The theoretical framework will be drawn
from liberal feminist theory since it aligns with resolution 1325 and policies of the
UN. The analysis will dissect UN’s perception of female peacekeepers as well as
examining in what way women have the power to influence or change the
structure of an international organization. The study concludes that adding more
female peacekeepers will not solve the problem. Women are not peaceful
creatures that can spellbind male peacekeepers into not engaging in abuse. The
UN’s most shameful weakness seems to be more of an issue with the UN than an
issue regarding the lack of women. (Less)
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author
Esfandi, Sofia LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Key words: women, peacekeeping, UN, sexual exploitation and abuse, DPKO, liberal feminism, essentialism
language
English
id
8897593
date added to LUP
2017-02-08 15:25:17
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  abstract     = {This thesis will through qualitative content analysis and feminist methods study if
the presence of female peacekeepers can prevent abuses conducted by the UN
peacekeeping personnel against the local population in peacekeeping missions.
This study is important as it asks to investigate a solution on how to prevent
sexual exploitation and abuse. Moreover, the purpose of this paper is to
understand women’s roles in conflict and further expanding women’s roles
beyond peaceful nurturing mothers. The theoretical framework will be drawn
from liberal feminist theory since it aligns with resolution 1325 and policies of the
UN. The analysis will dissect UN’s perception of female peacekeepers as well as
examining in what way women have the power to influence or change the
structure of an international organization. The study concludes that adding more
female peacekeepers will not solve the problem. Women are not peaceful
creatures that can spellbind male peacekeepers into not engaging in abuse. The
UN’s most shameful weakness seems to be more of an issue with the UN than an
issue regarding the lack of women.},
  author       = {Esfandi, Sofia},
  keyword      = {Key words: women,peacekeeping,UN,sexual exploitation and abuse,DPKO,liberal feminism,essentialism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Lady in Blue: A study on whether female peacekeepers can prevent UN’s most shameful weakness},
  year         = {2017},
}