UN Peacekeeping Economies and Local Sex Industries: Connections and Implications

Thursday, January 1, 2009
Author: 
MICROCON
Countries: 
Africa
Europe
Americas
Western Africa
Liberia
Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kosovo
Caribbean
Haiti
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Peacekeeping

“Peacekeeping economies” have not been subject to much analysis of either their economic or socio-cultural and political impacts. A paper just published by MICROCON, entitled, 'UN Peacekeeping Economies and Local Sex Industries: Connections an... uses a gendered lens to explore some ramifications and lasting implications of peacekeeping economies. It looks at examples from four post-conflict countries with past or ongoing United Nations peacekeeping missions: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Liberia, and Haiti. The paper is particularly concerned with the interplay between the peacekeeping economy and the sex industry.

Document PDF: 

UN Peacekeeping Economies and Local Sex Industries: Connections and Implications, MICROCON, 2009