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As the mandates of peacekeeping missions have become more and more complex, there has been an increasing recognition that a gendered approach to peacekeeping is essential to adequately respond to the needs of women, men, boys and girls who have been affected differently by armed conflict. The integration of gender into peacekeeping missions has taken two approaches: mainstreaming gender into the mandates, policies and practices of peacekeeping missions and increasing the number of women working in peacekeeping operations.
[Santo Domingo, 23 November, 2009] Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women. More than 50 percent of the women on the continent have been victims of some form of violence. In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN-INSTRAW is launching a media kit on violence against women and human security in the region as well as a new study about gender and security sector reform in the Dominican Republic.
Gender-based violence is a threat to human security in the region and globally.
This paper is INSTRAW's contribution to
the current debate on the link between remittances and development. Its
purpose is to present key elements for the development of a preliminary
framework that will strengthen the understanding of the interrelationships
between migration, gender, remittances and development and also serve as
an entry point for future research and project proposals.
The objective of this background paper
is to use a gendered approach in examining the development financing strategies
endorsed in the 2002 Monterrey Consensus. The paper seeks to identify what
needs to be done to ensure that gender perspectives are incorporated in
the follow up mechanisms to the conference as well as in the broader global
effort for economic and gender justice, peace and the realization of human
The paper is organized as follows: