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Pakistani Women Taking the Lead in UN Peacekeeping

Today, the world commemorates United Nations Peacekeeping Forces Day, recognizing the pivotal role played by peacekeepers globally. Among these peacekeepers, Pakistani women serving in UN missions have emerged as distinguished contributors, significantly bolstering Pakistan’s international reputation.

Pakistan stands at the forefront of nations contributing troops to UN peacekeeping efforts, with its women peacekeepers actively engaged in conflict zones worldwide. Currently deployed in key missions such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Sudan’s Darfur region, and the Central African Republic (CAR), Pakistani peacekeeping forces prioritize the protection of civilians and the implementation of humanitarian aid initiatives.

These dedicated forces participate in a range of programs designed to provide technical and computer education to local populations, thereby fostering community development and empowerment. Additionally, a notable number of Pakistani women contribute to peace military medical services, underscoring their unwavering commitment to humanitarian causes.

Over time, the role of Pakistani women in UN peacekeeping missions has evolved and expanded, reflecting their increasing participation and influence within these operations. In a noteworthy accomplishment, a 15-member contingent of Pakistani women peacekeepers stationed in Congo was honored with a medal for excellence in 2020.

Comprised of professionals from diverse fields including psychology, medicine, nursing, information management, and logistics, this team’s exemplary dedication and tireless efforts earned widespread praise, elevating Pakistan’s stature on the global stage. Their achievement serves as a testament to the valuable contributions of Pakistani women in UN peacekeeping efforts and highlights their role in promoting peace, security, and stability worldwide.

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