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  • 'UN peacekeepers sex abuse case' - The World (9th December 2021): ''Researchers find widespread sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers in the eastern Congo. The UN has its second largest and longest mission in the DRC, where as many as 20,000 peacekeepers are stationed. Host Marco Werman speaks to Susan Bartels, doctor and co-author of the studies and a clinician scientist at Queens University in Ontario.'

  • 'PRESS RELEASE' - MINUSCA (15th September 2021): 'The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has been made aware of allegations of sexual abuse of five girls, according to information received to date, involving unidentified members of the Gabonese military contingent deployed in the centre of the country.'

  • 'What is Social Epidemiology?' - (21st July 2021): 'Research trainee, Luissa Vahedi, explains the value of employing an epidemiological approach to research on sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in peacekeeping contexts. They consider the distribution and determinants influencing SEA during peace operations in Haiti and the occurrence of children fathered by peacekeepers.'

  • 'It Isn't Just Haiti — UN Peacekeepers Leave a Trail of Abandoned Babies Across the World' - Code Blue (20th December 2019): 'The explosive study by Sabine Lee and Susan Bartels on peacekeeper-fathered children in Haiti was broken this week by The Times of London and quickly garnered headlines across the world. The study focused on girls and women who were impregnated by soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), which operated from 2004 to 2017.'

  • 'U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti fathered children and abandoned them, report says' - The Washington Post (18th December, 2019): 'U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti allegedly fathered children with women and girls before abandoning them, according to a new report, building on previous accusations of sexual misconduct carried out by peacekeepers on the vulnerable populations they are ordered to protect.'


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