Insights for African Union Peace Missions
World Peace Foundation
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This paper reviewed 381 documents on the commitments of African states through national and international law to protect civilians against SGBV during and after armed conflict, forms of conflict-related SGBV, patterns of SGBV in conflict; factors related to peacekeepers’ SEA of civilians, and how women’s inclusion in UN peace missions and peace processes affects overall mission success. They found key factors that seem to drive acceptance and practice of SEA in AU mission areas are widespread male domination and female subordination, females being coerced into sex for survival and access to resources (both prior to and during the conflict), and SEA within the community being seen as acceptable by the local populations.

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