Violating peace: What you didn’t know about sexual abuse in peace operations

Jasmine-Kim Westendorf

Helmet and Flack Jackets of MONUC Peacekeepers. Image credit: United Nations Photo via Flickr.

Every year or so, new allegations of sexual abuse or exploitation perpetrated by peacekeepers ricochet around global media. It shocks international audiences, leads to statements about how such abuses will not be tolerated by the United Nations and undermines the capacity and credibility of the



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