UN Peacekeeping operations conduct invaluable work in protecting civilians, peacebuilding and state-building around the world. Yet a small minority of individual UN peacekeepers commit sexual offences that harm the very people they were sent to protect. And this problem has persisted for decades. Our project tackles one thematic issue of peacekeeper sexual exploitation and abuse – safeguarding children in peacekeeping operations.
Using interdisciplinary research methods and conducted with a network of civil society organisations within host countries and troop-contributing countries, and with the UN and member states, we have developed a robust method for safeguarding children in peacekeeping operations.
Is your organisation involved in peacekeeping? Contact us about implementing the Safeguarding Children in Peacekeeping Toolkit (PDF). The Safeguarding Children in Peacekeeping Project invites collaboration with academic institutions, civil society, military and government actors, particularly organisations advocating for children and women’s rights.