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29th of May, "International day of UN Peacekeepers", honoring all who preserve peace worldwide
#UNPeacekeepers #peacekeeping #InvestingInPeace

Today is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers! On this day we can take a moment to pay tribute to the UN Police and civilian personnel that make so many sacrifices for the sake of others. This year's theme is "Investing in Peace Around the World." The UN peacekeepers invest in peace by "Monitoring ceasefires to protecting civilians, disarming ex-combatants, protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law, supporting free and fair elections, minimizing the risk of land-mines and so much more" - UN. At H.E.R., we also hope to make a difference by investing in peace through our work to protect human rights!

#unpeacekeepers #investinpeace #humanrights

Happy UN Peacekeepers Day to all UN-soldiers, UN-veterans and those we tried to protect.
#nomorewar #unpeacekeepers #veteran #denmark #unprofor

Makin' peace in the Middle East ✌🏼 #UNpeacekeepers #SyrianBorder

#PoliticalTuesday: Hundreds of Haitian Women Claim to Have Been Raped By UN Peacekeepers (Affinity Magazine).
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"Since 2005, more than 500 women and girls from all over Haiti have been raped by UN Peacekeeping soldiers, from which a third of them are minors under 18. Several women claim they were forced to perform sexual relations in exchange for food and medicine. Others were assaulted simply because they were walking to their homes by themselves. An investigation conducted in Haiti to 231 women showed that only 7 of them knew about the United Nation’s policy prohibiting sexual exploitation, and none of them even considered the possibility of reporting the attack. UN Peacekeeping soldiers, in exchange for taking the job, are given immunity in the countries they serve."

"Despite the concerning numbers, according to the UN, no more than 85 allegations have been made since 2008. General Ajax, the one in charge of the mission in Haiti, claims there have been no reports at all in the past 3 years. Most of the victims have decided to quietly raise the children these men leave behind, and those who report the assault receive a monetary compensation from the United Nations and never hear from them again."

"Last month, a short documentary giving an insight into the stories of these women came out. Haiti By Force: UN Sex Abuse tells how these women, despite being afraid, want the United Nations and the world to know what they have suffered. Leaving school, being ignored by their families, going to prison for talking and leaving their children are just some of the many fears they face."
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Source: http://affinitymagazine.us/2017/04/02/hundreds-of-haitian-women-claim-to-have-been-raped-by-un-peacekeepers/
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#wehavetodobetter
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#hatirelief #hati #unpeacekeepers #hatibyforce #unsexabuse #affinitymagazine #generalajax
#protectwomen #protectwomenatallcosts

❤️ International Day of UN Peacekeepers ❤️ #internationalday #unpeacekeepers

Why do we need more women in peacekeeping operations?

A 94% male military component is ill-suited to a peacekeeping environment. This is what more than 100 top military officials concluded during the 2017 Chiefs of Defence Conference earlier this month in New York.

Today women represent only 6% of deployed UN peacekeepers in the positions of staff officers and military observers.

The Head of UN Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, welcomed the conference’s focus on gender and he called on all troop contributing countries to increase this number to 15% by the end of 2017, a goal that he described as ‘modest’. As of today only 16 out of the 120 troop contributing countries meet the required threshold: Cambodia, Canada, Cyprus, Kenya, Liberia, Moldova, Mongolia, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, Uganda, United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Deploying women in peacekeeping is a matter of efficiency and performance.

Women peacekeepers can empower women in the host communities, interview survivors of gender-based violence, strengthen the situational awareness of the mission by interacting with women in societies where women are prohibited from speaking to men, and assist female ex-combatants during the process of reintegration into civilian life.

#unpeacekeeping #unpeacekeepers #un #unitednations #nationsunies #onu #peacekeepers #peacekeeping #peace #women #genderequality

I dag er den internasjonale dagen for FNs fredsbevarende styrker.
Bildet er tatt i buffersonen i Nicosia, Kypros. UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus ble opprettet i 1964, og pågår fortsatt. #un #fn #unficyp #unpeacekeepers

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Why do we need more women in peacekeeping operations?

A 94% male military component is ill-suited to a peacekeeping environment. This is what more than 100 top military officials concluded during the 2017 Chiefs of Defence Conference earlier this month in New York.

Today women represent only 6% of deployed UN peacekeepers in the positions of staff officers and military observers.

The Head of UN Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, welcomed the conference’s focus on gender and he called on all troop contributing countries to increase this number to 15% by the end of 2017, a goal that he described as ‘modest’. As of today only 16 out of the 120 troop contributing countries meet the required threshold: Cambodia, Canada, Cyprus, Kenya, Liberia, Moldova, Mongolia, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, Uganda, United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Deploying women in peacekeeping is a matter of efficiency and performance.

Women peacekeepers can empower women in the host communities, interview survivors of gender-based violence, strengthen the situational awareness of the mission by interacting with women in societies where women are prohibited from speaking to men, and assist female ex-combatants during the process of reintegration into civilian life.

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#unpeacekeeping #unpeacekeepers #un #unitednations #nationsunies #onu #peacekeepers #peacekeeping #peace #women #genderequality

Why do we need more women in peacekeeping operations?

A 94% male military component is ill-suited to a peacekeeping environment. This is what more than 100 top military officials concluded during the 2017 Chiefs of Defence Conference earlier this month in New York.

Today women represent only 6% of deployed UN peacekeepers in the positions of staff officers and military observers.

The Head of UN Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, welcomed the conference’s focus on gender and he called on all troop contributing countries to increase this number to 15% by the end of 2017, a goal that he described as ‘modest’. As of today only 16 out of the 120 troop contributing countries meet the required threshold: Cambodia, Canada, Cyprus, Kenya, Liberia, Moldova, Mongolia, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, Uganda, United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Deploying women in peacekeeping is a matter of efficiency and performance.

Women peacekeepers can empower women in the host communities, interview survivors of gender-based violence, strengthen the situational awareness of the mission by interacting with women in societies where women are prohibited from speaking to men, and assist female ex-combatants during the process of reintegration into civilian life.

#unpeacekeeping #unpeacekeepers #un #unitednations #nationsunies #onu #peacekeepers #peacekeeping #peace #women #genderequality

#PoliticalTuesday: Hundreds of Haitian Women Claim to Have Been Raped By UN Peacekeepers (Affinity Magazine).
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"Since 2005, more than 500 women and girls from all over Haiti have been raped by UN Peacekeeping soldiers, from which a third of them are minors under 18. Several women claim they were forced to perform sexual relations in exchange for food and medicine. Others were assaulted simply because they were walking to their homes by themselves. An investigation conducted in Haiti to 231 women showed that only 7 of them knew about the United Nation’s policy prohibiting sexual exploitation, and none of them even considered the possibility of reporting the attack. UN Peacekeeping soldiers, in exchange for taking the job, are given immunity in the countries they serve."

"Despite the concerning numbers, according to the UN, no more than 85 allegations have been made since 2008. General Ajax, the one in charge of the mission in Haiti, claims there have been no reports at all in the past 3 years. Most of the victims have decided to quietly raise the children these men leave behind, and those who report the assault receive a monetary compensation from the United Nations and never hear from them again."

"Last month, a short documentary giving an insight into the stories of these women came out. Haiti By Force: UN Sex Abuse tells how these women, despite being afraid, want the United Nations and the world to know what they have suffered. Leaving school, being ignored by their families, going to prison for talking and leaving their children are just some of the many fears they face."
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Source: http://affinitymagazine.us/2017/04/02/hundreds-of-haitian-women-claim-to-have-been-raped-by-un-peacekeepers/
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#wehavetodobetter
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#hatirelief #hati #unpeacekeepers #hatibyforce #unsexabuse #affinitymagazine #generalajax
#protectwomen #protectwomenatallcosts

Kids, the babies.... smh #UNPeacekeepers.... this #PedophileMafia is real..... shocking.....

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#특전사 #해외파병 #unpeacekeepers

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#특전사 #해외파병 #unpeacekeepers

This video made my day!! PM NaMo meeting indian soldiers in Israel..
#india #israel #narendramodi #indianarmy #UNpeacekeepers

UN peace keepers #unpeacekeepers #peace #nowar

Bosnia made a brief appearance in the headlines this week as The Hague court of appeal found the Dutch Government partly liable for the murder of Muslim men during the Srebenicia genocide in 1995. Here is some of the graffiti left behind by the Dutch UN peacekeepers who were stationed in Srebenicia. The graffiti says it all.
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One of the most poignant parts of our visit to Sarajevo was our visit to Gallery 11/07/95 - an entire gallery dedicated to preserving the memory of he Screbenicia massacre. It paints a picture of the horrors that occurred, and the almost 22 year search for answers - and the bodies of the dead. .
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#bosniagram #sarajevogram #sarajevo #galerija110795 #srebenica #remembersrebrenica #wargallery #bosniahistory #unpeacekeepers

Ask a UN peacekeeper where the road to Damascus is and he'll tell you. "Thattaway" he points from his outpost. Amazing. To think that some 2000 years ago, on that very same road, a religious zealot turned terrorist had a life altering experience. He became a man of peace after encountering the Prince of Peace. .
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#paultheapostle #golanheights #israel #travelisrael #roadtodamascus #traveling #biblicalsites #spiritualjourney #unpeacekeepers #christianity #traveltheworld #holyland #jerusalemencounter

These #women say they were #raped by #UNpeacekeepers sent to #Haiti to protect them. Is the #UnitedNations above the #law? @unpeacekeeping
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/faultlines/2017/03/haiti-force-170321091555170.html

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