Who run the world? GIRLSSSS. In a recent meeting of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Chiefs of Defense Network on Wednesday, UAE confirmed the second round of the UAE-UN Women Military and Peacekeeping Training Programme for Women which will take place in 2020.
Trainees will be invited to join the training programme from Africa and Asia
UAE’s commitment to this initiative is a way of uplifting the role of women in society
This initiative is mainly to encourage women to contribute to the country’s peace and security processes. UAE is keen on supporting women when it comes to them participating in the initiative. The first campaign completed in May 2019 with over 134 women from seven Arab countries who completed their training earning certificates in basic military training, peacekeeping, first aid, and jiu-jitsu according to local reports.
This is an excellent way of involving women in the decision making process and peace negotiations. Through this training programme, the UAE aims to recognize the importance of the role that women play in society when it comes to handling conflicts and protecting themselves.