Gender Training of UN Peacekeepers

KIT has been hired by the Dutch police to provide training on culture and gender to police and Marechaussee personnel who will be deployed to countries where the Netherlands contributes to peacekeeping missions – such as Mali, Kosovo and Afghanistan.

KIT has developed a tailored training for Dutch police and Marechaussee personnel who will be part of the UN peacekeeping missions in countries such as Mali, Kosovo and Afghanistan. These training have two main components:

1) a cultural training provided by KIT Intercultural Professionals. This will give a context to the police and Marechaussee personnel on the culture, religion, environment, and other living conditions in countries of deployment; and

2) a gender component, as required by the Dutch police. KIT’s gender unit has designed specific modules with relevant exercises to introduce gender as well as the legal framework for gender in peace and conflict situations such as UN resolution 1325. It has also provided gender assessment tools for the deployed personnel to implement and to report back on to their superiors in the Netherlands.

This training provides the police and Marechaussee with fundamental knowledge and skills to meaningfully contribute to peacekeeping by understanding the realities on the ground and the different gender concerns of both the local population they work with, but also of the local police and the UN peacekeeping operations.

To learn more about this project please contact us at gender@kit.nl or get in touch directly with the project supervisors shown in the right hand column.