Two Seconds, Not Two Days

A former UN division commander is trying to teach UN peacekeepers how to respond when they witness a rape in progress, because apparently the most common responses currently include walking away or pretending not to notice.

Cammaert said he also trains peacekeepers to look out for warning signs, so that rape is not just something they stumble onto but something they can actually prevent. He gave an example: “If you hear from female committees that the females are going from their IDP camps back to their village to work in the fields, but they still sleep in the forest,” he said, something is amiss. “You have to dig deeper [and ask]: ‘Why are you afraid?’”

Via Fem 2.0.

Ryan ElainskaUN, rape, military