“Game changing reform will require champions of change”

Jeni Whalan was in New York law week to speak on the theme of her recent report Dealing with Disgrace: Addressing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping

Speaking at the 2017 International Peace Institute (IPI) Policy Forum on 11 September, Jeni explained that “[p]reventing SEA in peacekeeping and responding appropriately will not happen with business as usual reforms”, instead “[w]hat’s needed are genuinely game changing efforts”. This changes, she concluded “will require champions of change”, to ‘make sure there’s not cause to sit here again in 10 years, in 5 years, to tackle SEA by peacekeepers”.

Sarah Taylor, IPI Research Fellow, Youssef Mahmoud, IPI Senior Adviser, and Jennifer Wittwer were also part of the panel.

You can watch the video of the event on IPI website.