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Al Jazeera: UN pledges to eradicate peacekeeper sex abuse

Al Jazeera: UN pledges to eradicate peacekeeper sex abuse

September 29, 2018: Al Jazeera’s Ruairi Casey explores the UN’s sexual exploitation and abuse crisis. Code Blue’s Paula Donovan comments on the UN’s inability to deliver justice to victims. (UN Photo/Herve Serefio)

The Guardian: UN suspends key witness in alleged sexual assault inquiry

The Guardian: UN suspends key witness in alleged sexual assault inquiry

April 30, 2018: The country director for UNAIDS in Ethiopia, a key witness in the sexual assault investigation involving UNAIDS’ Luiz Loures, has been suspended after giving evidence to support claims against Loures. Code Blue’s Paula Donovan calls the move “pure intimidation tactics”. (UN Photo / Manuel Elias)

Ground Up: Leading SA doctor calls for head of UN body to go

Ground Up: Leading SA doctor calls for head of UN body to go

April 26, 2018: In the weeks following revelations of gross mishandling of sexual assault and sexual harassment claims at UNAIDS, civil society organizations are speaking out against UNAIDS’ Executive Director, Michel Sidibé. (UN Photo / Rick Bajornas)

AFP: Crisis sparked by sex abuse grips UNAIDS chief

AFP: Crisis sparked by sex abuse grips UNAIDS chief

April 19, 2018: AFP's Ben Simon reports on mounting pressure on the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, to be held to account for sheltering top UNAIDS officials accused of wrongdoing, including sexual assault. (UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré)

The Lancet: Claims of sexual harassment and assault threaten UN agency

The Lancet: Claims of sexual harassment and assault threaten UN agency

April 17, 2018: In a special in-depth report, The Lancet's John Zarocostas reports on the mishandling of sexual harassment and assault claims at UNAIDS, and mounting pressure on its Executive Director. Code Blue's Paula Donovan remarks on the UN's flawed internal system and calls for Temporary Independent Oversight Panel to closely monitor and evaluate, in real time, the UN’s response to individual allegations of sexualised offences. (Photo: WikiCommons)

CNN: Top United Nations official 'forced himself on me,' employee says

CNN: Top United Nations official 'forced himself on me,' employee says

March 30, 2018: In an exclusive interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, a United Nations staff member, Martina Brostrom spoke publicly about allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment against UN assistant secretary general, Dr. Luiz Loures, (UNAIDS). Code Blue's Paula Donovan, who brought Ms. Brostrom's appeal to CNN, makes the case for an, "external neutral, and independent body" to handle such allegations.

Foreign Policy: How U.N. Sexual Assault Investigations Die in Darkness

Foreign Policy: How U.N. Sexual Assault Investigations Die in Darkness

March 8, 2018: Foreign Policy's Lauren Wolfe examines leaked reports on the mishandling of a sexual assault investigation in UNAIDS, revealing the UN's faulty investigative standards and a deep-rooted culture of impunity when it comes to sexual harassment and sexual assault. (UN Photo / Milton Grant)

NPR 'Worldview': Interview with Code Blue's Paula Donovan

NPR 'Worldview': Interview with Code Blue's Paula Donovan

March 7, 2018: The Code Blue Campaign's Paula Donovan discusses the impact of the Oxfam scandal, the UN's sexual exploitation and abuse crisis, and Code Blue's proposal for a Special Court Mechanism to address abuses by UN personnel on WBEZ Worldview. (Photo: FCO)