About the book
This package is designed to explain the concept of “gender mainstreaming” to peacekeeping personnel at Headquarters and in missions. It is a reference guide that includes background information and highlights key gender issues in each functional area of peacekeeping operations. It provides guidance on gender issues at the planning stage as well as after the establishment of a peacekeeping operation, and includes a number of practical tools for planning and guides to implementation. Developed in close collaboration with DPKO field and Headquarters staff, as well as UN entities that specialize in women’s and gender issues, the gender resource package is intended for use by all peacekeeping personnel and can serve as a resource for UN political missions and UN partners and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in conflict and post-conflict environments, as well as for donors, regional organizations, national governments and civil society.