Boys must be boys? Ending sexual exploitation and abuse in UN Peacekeeping Missions

Report
from Refugees International
Published on 01 Oct 2005
The document provides recommendations on how the UN can achieve zero tolerance for sexual abuse and exploitation within its peace keeping missions. Drawing from examples in Haiti and West Africa, the UN is challenged to move beyond rhetoric to action.The document is divided into the following key structures:

Scope of the problems
-Culture of Gender-based Violence in West Africa and Haiti
-Sexual exploitation in UN peaceking missions
-The Culture of UN Peacekeeping missions

Recommendations
-Mainstreaming gender in UN peacekeeping missions
-Changing attitudes of Senior Management in UN peacekeeping Mission
-Focusing on Civilian Personnel
-Training Peacekeeping Troops
-Improving Access to the UN Complaint System
-Empowering Women in the Local Communities