In UN missions around the world, women serving in civilian, military and police roles offer their expertise in diverse fields that include engineering, corrections and security. Their contributions make an indelible impact in creating peace. Watch the stories of Ragini, Anne, Fatima and Huma below, and then learn more about how you can work in peacekeeping here.
A source of hope – Ragini’s story
Providing security to civilians in South Sudan, particularly women and children, is an incredibly rewarding experience for UNMISS Assessment Team Leader Ragini Kumari.
Power comes in small packages – Anne’s story
As MINUSMA’s Information Operations Deputy Chief in Mali, Anne Pham says a woman’s perspective in UN Peacekeeping is extremely valuable. At just five-feet tall, she’s a woman who stands out.
Against all odds – Fatima’s story
As MINUSCA’s Network Engineer in the Central African Republic, Fatima Khamis broke through all traditional and cultural barriers achieving success in a field in which women are typically underrepresented.
Witnessing the change – Anu’s story
As Head of the Corrections Unit in the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Anu Melkko is happiest when displaced families in conflict zones are reunited and return back to their own communities.
A platform for purpose – Huma’s story
As the Senior Women Protection Advisor for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Huma Kahn believes women offer a very different perspectives to influence problems in conflict-ridden countries.