Lessons on women peacekeepers: Interview with Deputy Inspector General Seema Dhundia
Seema Dhundia is Deputy Inspector General and commander of the first all-woman Indian paramilitary as well as the United Nation’s first all-woman police unit. UN Women spoke to her about the challenges and experiences of being a woman peacekeeper.
New Delhi, 6 September 2013:Deputy Inspector General Seema Dhundia was the commander of the first all-women paramilitary in India as well as the head of the United Nations first all-women police uit that was dispatched to Liberia in 2007. The positive impact created by Seema and her team have left a lasting legacy in Liberia and around the world. The highly professional work of her team speaks volumes of the importance of including women in peacekeeping.
Units such as Seema’s exemplify the resolutions passed by the United Nations Security Council, such as Resolution 1325 on ‘Women, Peace and Security.’ This resolution acknowledges the unique experiences that women face in times of conflict and, thus, the crucial input they have to offer towards building long-lasting sustainable peace.
UN Women had a chance to talk with Seema Dhundia about her experiences, insight and comments pertaining to women and peacekeeping.