Project description:

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) National Center for Peacekeeping Forces (NPMEC)—in partnership with UN Women Cambodia, will conduct a comprehensive barrier assessment on the Royal Cambodian Army, using the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance’s (DCAF) Measuring Opportunities for Women in Peace Operations (MOWIP) barrier assessment methodology.

The project will contribute to the Elsie Initiative Fund’s first outcome—expanded country specific knowledge of barriers to the deployment of women peacekeepers to United Nations peace operations.

By implementing a MOWIP assessment, this project will achieve the following results:

  • Provide factual data and information on the nature and scope of obstacles and opportunities in the RCAF that are related to the deployment of uniformed women in United Nations peace operations;
  • Enable the use of evidence-based recommendations from the assessment in the development of interventions and initiatives to address the barriers identified, in order to increase the number of military women to deploy to United Nations peace operations.

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