Africa:Peacekeepers Must be Protectors, Not Sexual Predators

Africa:Peacekeepers Must be Protectors, Not Sexual Predators

[Africa Portal] The sexual abuse and exploitation of women – in war and peacetime – is one of the most widespread and overlooked phenomena. Frequently exposed to violence and sexual exploitation by armed combatants, women and children have throughout history, been kidnapped, raped and forced into work or to fight on the frontline for causes that are not their own. Only since the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunals in Yugoslavia and Rwanda has sexual violence come to be regarded as an international crime,

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