The UN Women Assistant Secretary-General
And of course the political commitment to achieving the full and equal enjoyment and realization of their human rights and fundamental freedoms by all women and girls is the key to broader achievement of the justice, freedom and the equality project of humanity. For gender inequality, discrimination and violence is the most taken for granted and difficult to uproot, and yet, a ubiquitous challenge that the project faces today.
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Women of Achievement
Major General Kristin Lund of Norway is the first woman ever to be appointed as Force Commander in United Nations Peacekeeping Operation, and is currently serving with the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).
A role model for many, she has held several top leadership posts in a male-dominated profession. Breaking new ground for women in the military, she became the first female army officer to be promoted to the rank of Major General, and was later also appointed as Chief of Staff of the Norwegian Home Guard. Pushing for change, she been very active in civil and military networks.
She says, "It has been crucial for me to meet women in similar situations. The fact that I finally have shattered several glass ceilings, and paved the way for many, is important. I believe it contributes to show other women that you can climb to the top, also in a military profession."
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