• Adriana Erthal Abdenur

    About Adriana Erthal Abdenur

    Adriana Erthal Abdenur is an international relations researcher based at Instituto Igarapé, a think tank in Rio de Janeiro that deals with international security and development issues. Abdenur has published articles on several UN-related issues and co-edited, with Thomas G. Weiss, “Emerging Powers and the United Nations.”

    The Problem of Peacekeeping Sex Abuse Is Not Going Away

    by  • December 4, 2017 • Africa, Gender-Based Violence, Security Council, UN Peacekeeping, WORLDVIEWS • 

    There is no denying that sexual exploitation and abuse has acquired greater urgency within the context of United Nations peace operations. Although the UN launched its zero tolerance policy in 2003, a recent report tallied some two thousand accusations between 2005 and 2017 in peacekeeping settings, which underscores how harmful ineffective policies and specific...

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    Women Break the Ice for Peace in Guinea-Bissau

    by  • October 3, 2017 • Women • 

    Since attaining independence from Portugal, in 1973, Guinea-Bissau has had almost a dozen presidents, none of whom has managed to finish his mandate. Recurring coups, assassinations and political turmoil at the elite level have contributed to a landscape of instability and underdevelopment and vulnerability to organized crime, especially the illegal drug trade. However, unlike...

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