#GenderInConflict: Staffing Gender Posts to Strengthen Peacekeeping Missions

The following video is one piece in a collection on our VOICES blog focused on the gendered experience in conflict and how gender differences should factor into the protection of civilians.   In many of the countries where peacekeeping operations are deployed, gender-based violence (GBV) and conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) are taking place at significant levels…

US Week in Review – April 8

AFGHANISTAN  The New York Times documented 10 civilian deaths in Afghanistan between March 28 and April 4. A report by The Economist describes the disputed civilian death toll from US operations in Somalia, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. The uncertainty may stem from America’s reliance on local forces on the ground, which limits the military…

#GenderInConflict: A Comprehensive Approach to Integration of Gender Perspectives into the Security and Defense Sector of Ukraine

The following post is one piece in a collection on our VOICES blog focused on the gendered experience in conflict and how gender differences should factor into the protection of civilians.   On April 3 and 4, 2019, experts from around the world gathered in Kyiv, Ukraine, for the IV International CIMIC Conference, “Comprehensive Approach to…

US Week in Review – March 25

AFGHANISTAN  At least 14 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in an airstrike on Saturday in Kunduz province. The New York Times recorded 12 civilian deaths in Afghanistan between March 15 and 21. YEMEN More than 231 civilians have been killed in Yemen by airstrikes, shelling, snipers, and landmines – at least three people…

US Week in Review – March 18

The Coalition conducted a total of 33,921 strikes between August 2014 and end of January 2019. During this period, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 1257 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the beginning of Operation Inherent Resolve. AFGHANISTAN  The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said that at least 24 civilians…