The Ezili HLLNetwork Challenge for the United Nations So-Called New "Zero Tolerance" Task Force
(Original article is at ezilidanto.com)
Ezili Danto on The Stream - Sexually abused by aid workers Part I and II
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- Ezili Danto of HLLN censored for pointing out colonialism of U.N. aid workers' pedophilia, rape, child pornography, forced prostitution, forced pregnancy, ethnic cleansing, cultural interruptions and destruction of national groups with near total impunity and immunity.
When the story broke about the UN soldiers' rape and resulting pregnancy on minors and women, former US Ambassador to the Congo and then head of the UN peacekeeping mission, William Lacy Swing, said the United Nation's Congo mission is:
"currently looking at a way to have a clearer and more viable paternity policy."
"It pains us all. It's absolutely odious. And we're determined to wipe it out."
Today, former US Ambassador, Lacy Swing, is one of the high-level UN/US career diplomats appointed by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to a new task force to respond to sexual exploitation and rape in a more "victim centered," community-based, transparent and just manner.
Here's our HLLN challenge to the United Nations on its "zero tolerance" spiel which we have all heard before.
If nothing else, to prove its new "zero tolerance" the United Nations and its collaborators should start by helping all the Haiti victims interviewed for Femi Oke's Aljazeera story, "Haiti By Force."
These few Haiti victims should at least receive help, both psychological and financial, from the United Nations.
Also, in 2007, HLLN asked for a copy of the investigation of brothels put into Haiti by Sri Lankan soldiers. To this day, even though we again sent another request in 2009 and an open letter and public appeal. As customary, the UN never responded. No agency in the UN acknowledged our victims nor their complaints whatsoever. I again publicly reiterate this request for all information on the victims and circumstances dealing with the more than 100 Sri Lankan soldiers who had set up brothels in Haiti in the same manner UN soldiers did in Bosnia back in 1999.
It is totally disingenuous if the UN does not do so. We're hopeful that Ms. Femi Oke/Aljazeera, which the public records show, has deep UN pecuniary and career interests, will continue her good work by also insisting on UN help for the victims. All the UN has to do is take a DNA test on the children of the rapes noted in "Haiti By Force" documentary, insist the member states involved or UN agencies involved put it into their personnel medical data banks to find the matching fathers and prove or disprove the women's allegations.
Failure to expedite such a procedure is a wilful failure to act.
Recall, that as the head of the UN peacekeeping forces in the Congo, former US ambassador, William Lacy Swing, stated in 2005, that the UN was "currently looking at a way to have a clearer and more viable paternity policy."
Making good on this decades-old commitment so to help with the Haiti "UN-MINUSTAH babies" is the least Christian Saunders of the UN and Liz Bloomfield of InterAction can do after using AJStream to sell their "zero tolerance" spiel.
Otherwise, I was on the panel for nothing but to sell both Aljazeera's documentary and give credibility to the UN with our expertise. The women's stories and pain were just props and voyeuristic entertainment for the AJStream audience.
The Ezili HLLNetwork will be on guard and watching out for good news for these few Haiti women survivors of UN rape and will continue to publicly insist on it.
The UN, as mercenary guns for the Western powers, may be above the law in the citadels of colonial power. But it enjoys no such immunity in the public opinion courts.