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Uruguay Armed Forces MOWIP Report 2020

29 June, 2021


The Measuring Opportunities for Women in Peace Operations (MOWIP) for the Uruguayan Armed Forces (2020) examines the ability of the Uruguayan Armed Forces to deploy women to, and ensure their meaningful participation in, United Nations (UN) peace operations. The report contains good practices being implemented by the Uruguayan Armed Forces, as well as a set of recommendations for future actions.

The assessment was conducted using the MOWIP methodology, which was developed in partnership with Cornell University and practitioners from eight partner countries, including Uruguay. The national assessment was conducted in partnership with the Red de Seguridad y Defensa de América Latina (RESDAL), which undertook the data collection for this project. This assessment was carried out with financial support from Global Affairs Canada and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, within the framework of the Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations, launched by Canada in 2017. 

The MOWIP Methodology is the standard methodology for assessments required for applications to the Elsie Initiative Fund. You can learn more about DCAF's work under the Elsie Initiative and download all data collection tools, templates and explainers in the MOWIP Toolbox.

Troop and police contributing countries looking for support to implement the MOWIP Methodology in their own armed forces, police or gendarmerie are welcome to contact the DCAF MOWIP Helpdesk for further guidance and information: