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Parity on the frontline: U.N. seeks to boost number of female peacekeepers

Latest update : 2018-07-13

By Annette YOUNG , Pierre LEMARINIER , Gaëlle ESSOO , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Aurélien PORCHER

In this special edition, Annette Young heads to Cyprus, an island still divided between its Greek and Turkish communities. Helping to keep the peace in this long-forgotten conflict are U.N. troops so we take a look at how women are taking an increasing role in peacekeeping missions across the world. In Nicosia, we also meet Elizabeth Spehar, one of the few women currently leading a peacekeeping mission who talks about how to get contributing nations to play their part too in sending more women.

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