On 9 August, Humanities Center of the University of Tokyo organized our seminar on sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in UN Peace Operations. This is part of my project jointly conducted with Dr. Marsha Henry of London School of Economics and Social Science (Interim Director, Centre for Women, Peace and Security).
It is great to get expert opinion from social, institutional and gender perspective how SEA persists due to reasons beyond individual misconduct. My part is on how criminal, disciplinary and administrative accountability is pursued and how effective the mechanisms are, focusing on the role of the UN in ensuring that accountability is delivered.
Thank you very much for those who came in the heat to our seminar. Special thanks to the Humanities Center for funding this project and hosting this event. And of course, thank you Marsha for joining this project.