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National Police of Uruguay – MOWIP Report 2020-2021

24 May, 2022



The Methodology for the Evaluation of Opportunities for Women in Peacekeeping Operations (MOWIP) for the Uruguayan National Police examines the capacity of the Uruguayan Police to deploy women in United Nations (UN) peace operations and ensure women’s meaningful participation in them. The report outlines good practices that are already being implemented by the National Police of Uruguay, as well as contains a set of recommendations to overcome the identified barriers.

The evaluation was carried out using the MOWIP methodology, developed in collaboration with Cornell University and professionals from eight partner countries, including Uruguay. The national assessment was implemented in collaboration with the Latin American Defense and Security Network (RESDAL), which was in charge of data collection for this project. This assessment was performed with financial support from Global Affairs Canada and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, within the framework of the Elsie Initiative for Women in Peacekeeping Operations, launched by Canada in 2017. Learn more about DCAF's work under the Elsie Initiative here

The MOWIP Methodology is the standard methodology for assessments required for applications to the Elsie Initiative Fund. All data collection tools, templates, and explainers are available on the MOWIP Toolkit web page

Troop and police contributing countries seeking support to implement the MOWIP Methodology in their own armed forces, police or gendarmerie can contact DCAF's MOWIP Helpdesk for further guidance and information: