The multidimensional nature of today's peacekeeping operations puts peacekeepers directly in contact with the lives of the population in the host country. In 2000, former Secretary General KofiAnnan tasked former Foreign Minister from Algeria Lakhdar Brahimi to chair a panel that would review how the UN was conducting operations linked to peace and security. There is a belief among peacekeepers that once men with weapons have been overpowered, a general atmosphere of security will prevail for the whole population, including women. In July 2013, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Senior Gender Adviser alerted the leadership of the department about the backlash that gender advisers were experiencing in peacekeeping operations. If the feminists of the UN and the gender advisers working in peacekeeping and political missions are not vigilant about the threat to gender mainstreaming, it is feared that the gains and progresses will be slowly reversed and will disappear off the political agenda.