From help to rape – An African example.


The AMISOM: unexpected, unpunished perpetrators of sexual violence and waste of money“

The African Union Mission (AMISOM) is mainly financially supported by the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) and was founded in 2007. The European Union contributed the bulk with more than 590.00.000 Euro. Now the EU has agreed to extend their financial support until 2016. (aap-apf-amisom-xi-commission-decision-20130906_en.pdf)

Since 2007 troops have been sent to war torn Somalia, to help regain stability and security. AMISOM troops mainly consist of soldiers from Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. However, more African countries are involved in decision-making and implementation. The EU´s strong involvement is through the African Peace Facility (APF), which was, according to the EU-Commission (…) set up to support peace and security on the African continent in the framework of the EU-Africa Partnership. The three main strands of action are capacity building, peace…

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