"This edition of the Peace and Stability Operations Journal On-line focuses on gender issues related to peace and stability operations. It has been almost exactly 12 years since the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 calling for an increased role for women and gender perspectives in peace operations. Just last year, President Obama issued an Executive Order implementing a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, an initiative intended to increase the involvement of women in U.S. foreign policy, national security and peacekeeping processes. With these major initiatives in mind, this edition of The Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Journal Online takes a look at gender and child concerns related to peace and stability operations. While some of the content is disturbing to civilized sensibilities, the authors seek to raise awareness and offer solutions to some extraordinarily complex challenges through gender-centric strategies." Articles in the journal include: "No Will, No Way: Women, Peace, and Security in Peacekeeping Operations," "Female Engagement Teams: An Enduring Requirement with a Rocky Start," "Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: A Conspiracy of Silence," "Improving the Interactions between Child Soldiers and Security Forces: The RomÃ©o Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, Experiences from the Field," "Gender Integration in Action," and "Sex and Age Disaggregated Data: Solution to Lack of Gender Mainstreaming in Food Aid Projects in Complex Emergencies."
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Peace & Stability Operations Journal Online (October 2012), v.3 no.1