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30 Nov 2010 description

by Tobie Whitman

International and national actors struggle to adequately protect civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Joint Protection Teams (JPTs), currently used by the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), offer an encouraging model for increasing protection by peacekeepers.

While JPTs shouldn't be viewed as a single, comprehensive solution for achieving protection, refining the approach could further:

1. Facilitate engagement with local women to combat sexual violence;