Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Male Peacekeepers

TitlePreventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Male Peacekeepers
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsAnania, J, Mendes, A, Nagel, RU
InstitutionUnited States Institute of Peace

Sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations peacekeeping forces first came to international attention more than a quarter century ago. Despite numerous UN policy responses, the problem persists, harming individuals, jeopardizing missions, and undermining the credibility and legitimacy of UN peacekeeping operations. This report addresses the question of why more progress has not been made in preventing these violations and draws attention to ways in which prevention efforts can be strengthened and made more effective.

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