Civilian Protection in African Peacekeeping: A Gender Perspective


Nkechi, Onwuka Onyinye. 2007. "Civilian Protection in African Peacekeeping: A Gender Perspective." ​Conflict Trends, no. 4, 16-22. 

Author: Onwuka Onyinye Nkechi


This chapter presents a gender analysis of the broader issues of civilian protection in peacekeeping operations in Africa. The author examines the topic of sexual relations and abuse between those involved in peacekeeping operations and the people they are meant to be protecting. The article advocates that peacekeepers who perpetrate gender-based violence and abuse must be adequately punished. Gender training and the increased participation of women in peacekeeping operations are solutions presented as reducing such violence.

Topics: Gender, Gender-Based Violence, Peacekeeping, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Regions: Africa

Year: 2007

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