Tuesday 17 January 2017

More women peacekeepers call

Published 26/11/2011 | 05:00

FORMER President Mary Robinson yesterday urged more female soldiers to serve abroad on peacekeeping missions.

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She said just 6pc of Irish peacekeepers abroad were women, while the figure for gardai serving abroad was 18pc. There are currently around 563 women in the 9,369-strong force -- about 6pc. Mrs Robinson was speaking at the launch of a new national action plan to tackle rape and other forms of sexual violence against women around the world.

Irish Independent

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