You searched for: Content Type Policy Brief Remove constraint Content Type: Policy Brief Publishing Institution Danish Institute for International Studies Remove constraint Publishing Institution: Danish Institute for International Studies Political Geography Democratic Republic of the Congo Remove constraint Political Geography: Democratic Republic of the Congo Topic International Affairs Remove constraint Topic: International Affairs
- Author: Signe Marie Cold-Ravnkilde, Thomas Mandrup
- Publication Date: 01-2017
- Content Type: Policy Brief
- Institution: Danish Institute for International Studies
- Abstract: Despite that South Africa deploys the highest numbers of female soldiers in the United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), significant challenges to changing a military culture that tacitly accepts sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) of local populations in the DRC remain. A new DIIS policy brief discusses the measures taken to adress SEA in MONUSCO. In the South African contigent in MONUSCO, 18% of the military personnel are women compared to the average of 3.8% for UN peacekeeping missions. The brief argues that strengthening in-mission gender training and investigtative capacities will be small, yet realistic, steps forward. Furthermore, the UN the should put more pressure on troop contributing countries to hold their defence leadership accountable for effective command and control enforcement. The policy brief is based on a collaborative research between DIIS and the Royal Danish Defence College, RDDC.
- Topic: United Nations, International Affairs, Peacekeeping
- Political Geography: Democratic Republic of the Congo