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Violating Peace: Sex, Aid, and Peacekeeping

Jasmine-Kim Westendorf


This book investigates sexual misconduct by military peacekeepers and abuses perpetrated by civilian peacekeepers and non-UN civilian interveners. Based on extensive field research in Bosnia, Timor-Leste, and with the UN and humanitarian communities, the book uncovers a brutal truth about peacebuilding as it investigates how such behaviors affect the capacity of the international community to achieve its goals related to stability and peacebuilding, and its legitimacy in the eyes of local and global populations. As the book shows, when interveners perpetrate sexual exploitation and abuse, they ... More

Keywords: sexual misconduct, military peacekeepers, civilian peacekeepers, sexual abuse, peacebuilding, sexual exploitation, UN peacekeeping, multilateral peacekeeping project, human suffering

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501748059
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501748059.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jasmine-Kim Westendorf, author
La Trobe University