Talking to the UN about rape and peacekeeping

(Al Jazeera News) – A couple of weeks ago we took you on a harrowing journey to the Central African Republic. Al Jazeera journalist Azad Essa told you about the effects of rape and exploitation at the hands of United Nations peacekeepers, and about how victims are often left defenceless.

After that story went out, the UN got in touch and they wanted to talk. So our editor Yasir Khan called the person who oversees what happens when a peacekeeper is accused of sexual abuse – Atul Khare, under-secretary-general for the UN Department of Field Support.

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Source: Al Jazeera News

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.