Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Are budgetary threats the best way to end impunity for peacekeeper sexual violence?

For years and years, incidents of sexual abuse by United Nations peacekeepers have been steadily made public. Even so, the perpetrators have very rarely been held accountable for their crimes. Now that some US Senators have proposed cutting funding until the UN deals with the problem, it seems that the UN might start taking it seriously, especially since the US contributes 28% of the peacekeeping budget. Since withholding UN funding has been successful in the past, this could be a good way for big contributors to hold the UN accountable and change the culture of impunity for sexual violence. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. HERE’S HOW TO END UN PEACEKEEPING’S HISTORY OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE Jeni Whalan, Global Peace Operations Review May 2, 2016 After years of moral outrage and stern official rhetoric, the odious […]

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