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Women Peacekeepers

Increasing the number of women in UN peacekeeping operations could help reduce sexual assault allegations against UN troops, improve the standing of women in peacekeeping locations, and, studies suggest, lead to better peacekeeping outcomes. CGD promoted a new mechanism to increase the proportion of female UN peacekeepers involving payment for results. In 2017, Canada proposed turning the idea into a pilot scheme.