Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping: An by Kelly Neudorfer

By Kelly Neudorfer

While serving in United international locations peacekeeping missions, a few peacekeepers sexually make the most and abuse the neighborhood inhabitants, a truth which erupted right into a scandal released via many media shops in 2005 and 2006. This publication analyzes elements which can bring up the chance of such habit in addition to measures the UN has taken that could have diminished the variety of incidents. utilizing a combined equipment layout, the publication argues that earlier analyses were principally undertheorized—with the exception of gender theories—and turns to criminology to examine the phenomenon of so-called “Sexual Exploitation and Abuse” (SEA) in a brand new mild. the 3 threat elements stumbled on to extend the chance of SEAs are an atmosphere of sexual violence within the mission’s host kingdom, the presence of internally displaced folks on the subject of the undertaking, and an absence of supervised or regulated touch with the neighborhood inhabitants. In flip, the presence of an workplace whose goal is to assemble stories and examine allegations, education on combating SEAs for the incoming peacekeepers, and campaigns to empower the neighborhood inhabitants on those matters all appear to decrease the chance of sexual exploitation and abuse taking place. through the use of a statistical research by means of case experiences of the UN peacekeeping missions within the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, and the Golan Heights, the writer demonstrates the significance those components have within the peacekeepers’ habit at the project, delivering a superior foundation upon which destiny coverage innovations will be made.

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