sexual exploitation

Shining a light on sexually exploited women and girls forced into crime

Trafficked and sexually exploited woman and girls can find themselves facing prosecution and conviction for those very same crimes, in some countries, a new UN report shows. The study aims to help prosecutors to better handle these complex cases, and protect the genuine victims.

News in Brief 11 November 2020

  • Social media firms urged to help end trafficking amid pandemic 
  • More support needed for stateless, powerless against COVID
  • Brutal Mozambique killings must be investigated: Guterres
  • Deputy UN chief visits displaced in wartorn NE Nigeria
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Human trafficking cases hit a 13-year record high, new UN report shows

The latest Global Report On Trafficking In Persons, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at UN headquarters in New York, shows a record-high number of cases detected during 2016, but also the largest recorded conviction rate of traffickers.

Report highlights UN progress in fight to stamp out sexual exploitation and abuse

The number of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by personnel serving with the United Nations dropped from 165 in 2016 to 138 last year, according to the latest report by the UN Secretary-General on implementing a zero-tolerance policy for these crimes.

UN Gender Focus: Voice for sexual abuse victims, men and AIDS and an award for women scientists in Nepal

UN advocate to give voice to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse

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Use political weight to eliminate sexual exploitation and abuse, UN official urges global leaders

Ahead of a high-level United Nations meeting on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse, the Organization's Special Coordinator on the issue is urging global leaders to join the “Circle of Leadership,” lend the political weight of their offices, and act – both at the national and international levels – to eradicate the scourge.

UN Gender Focus: UN Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

This week we have an exclusive in-depth interview focusing on sexual exploitation and abuse. The UN has described abuse allegations made against people serving the organization and others as “sickening” and has pledged thorough investigations while also offering support to victims.

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Video: senior UN official visits Central African Republic to focus on stronger measures against sexual abuse

The United Nations special coordinator on sexual exploitation and abuse is in Central African Republic (CAR) to discuss stronger measures to respond to the scourge.

Ban welcomes Security Council action to combat sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed yesterday's adoption by the Security Council of special measures to prevent and combat sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers, his spokesman said.

Security Council endorses steps to combat sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers

The United Nations Security Council today endorsed special measures recommended by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to prevent and combat sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers.