Conduct and Discipline in UN Peacekeeping Operations: Culture, Political Economy and Gender

Catherine Lutz

Matthew Guttman

March 11, 2008

The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Sexual exploitation and abuse, particularly of girls and women, continues to be a significant problem in UN peacekeeping missions. Catherine Lutz and Matthew Guttman report on research into the cultural and political economic roots of the problem in Haiti, Lebanon, and Kosovo, focusing on culturally varying notions about masculinity and sexuality, as well as reluctance within DPKO to talk about national and cultural issues in dealing with the problem of sexual exploitation.

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