UN peacekeepers operate in some of the most fraught regions across the globe. They stand between civilians and the forces of violence, between crisis and peace. But peacekeeping has a problem:
Sexual violence by UN peacekeepers ruins lives and undermines the trust peacekeeping requires to work effectively. Decades of attempts of reform have had limited impact because of the culture of impunity that pervades peacekeeping.
UNA-UK has launched a campaign which will establish the idea that sexual violence by UN Peacekeepers is a crime that requires a criminal response, and will push to make sure that states who are unable to prosecute perpetrators cannot contribute troops.