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Women in Blue Helmets: Gender, Policing, and the UN's First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit

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Women in Blue Helmets: Gender, Policing, and the UN's First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit

Lesley J. Pruitt

This book tells the story of the first all-female formed police unit (FFPU) deployed in UN peacekeeping. The 105 members of this FFPU were recruited from India’s Central Reserve Police Force, a paramilitary police force. They were then deployed to Liberia, which was recovering from a fourteen-year civil war. In reporting on how the first FFPU was conceived, developed, and implemented, this book is an important record of this unique initiative ... Read more

 

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