As the UN’s first-ever Victims’ Rights Advocate, Jane Connors has to confront an uncomfortable reality: sexual abuse and exploitation – or SEA for short - carried out by UN personnel.
UN News’s Conor Lennon, spoke to Ms. Connors who said that, since then, it has become more apparent that the on-going issue of sexual abuse and exploitation goes well beyond the peacekeeping sector.
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Transforming those who have suffered sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by UN personnel from victims into survivors is the goal of the first-ever official appointed to advocate on their behalf.
UN appoints first Victims’ Rights Advocate
The United Nations has appointed an advocate for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.