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#predatorypeacekeepers

In the news (28.11) on male violence, #predatorypeacekeepers and femicide

Since I gave you a phone it’s not rape by GUILAINE KINOUANI at openDemocracy … Under colonialism African childhood and womanhood were aggressively denied as part of a conscious effort to dehumanise. Remnants of this system of oppression continue to shape the treatment of black people today, with those at the bottom of the hierarchy of blackness, being the more »

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In the New 28.5 -4.6

A Woman’s Story: My Personal Experience of Going Through the Policing and Judicial System After Being Raped by anonymous. The purpose of this case study is to present the reader with an insight into and understanding of a journey, outwith my control, which began on the night I was raped. Please always keep at the front more »

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#PredatoryPeacekeepers – the importance of naming the problem (content note)

We were very pleased to see Cathy Newman cover the sexual abuse of vulnerable children perpetrated by UN peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic and elsewhere: ….There were no fewer than 99 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by the “blue helmets” – as UN military personnel are nicknamed – last year, and there more »

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Predatory peacekeepers and child protection, time for the UN to think globally? ~ Campaign statement

Predatory peacekeepers and child protection, time for the UN to think globally? ~ Campaign statement A few weeks ago the UN adopted resolution 2272 which calls for the repatriation of peacekeeping units where soldiers face allegations of sexual abuse. This resolution is the first passed by the Security Council to tackle predatory peacekeepers. This was an more »

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In the News: #predatorypeacekeepers

This week’s In the News was collated by Media Diversified’s #predatorypeacekeepers campaign When African children’s lives matter, perhaps ours will too by Guilaine Kinouani A few weeks ago, the AIDS-Free World’s Code Blue campaign, a Canadian AIDS charity, published a damming report which contained some highly troubling allegations. The charity alleged that UN and French troops in the more »

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#predatorypeacekeeprs: Action to address Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children

(cross -posted from #PredatoryPeacekeepers  created by Media Diversified)   We need your help to amplify the voices of those protesting on May 29th about the UN’s #PredatoryPeacekeepers Please help by clicking this link and supporting the campaign against French Troops and UN peacekeepers who have abused hundreds of children in Central African Republic and elsewhere This more »

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In the News – May 7-13

My Father, Woody Allen, and the Danger of Questions Unasked by Ronan Farrow “They’re accusations. They’re not in the headlines. There’s no obligation to mention them.” These were the objections from a producer at my network. It was September 2014 and I was preparing to interview a respected journalist about his new biography of Bill Cosby. The book more »

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The UN’s Good vs. Bad Narrative Clears the Way for Sexual Violence and Impunity

A Blue Helmet’s job is, quite literally, to keep the peace. The UN peacekeepers whose nickname comes from their characteristic headwear, are supposed to protect people in countries torn apart by war. However a steady drip of accusations coming out of the Central African Republic (CAR) suggests it’s Blue Helmets who are the threat to civilian more »

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UN: “Sex with children is prohibited”

We’d like to say we’re shocked by this poster at a UN compound in South Sudan, but we’re not. It is no different to many other poster campaigns created by police forces across the globe: minimisation of language and failure to name the problem. Perpetrators. Perpetrators of sexual abuse, rape and murder in war zones more »

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