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Friday, December 2 • 11:30 - 13:30
New Standards of Equity and Accountability: Bringing Sextortion and Gender into the Anti-Corruption Discourse and Response

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Anti-corruption efforts generally fail to take into account the differential impact corruption has on women. Whether seeking access to basic government services, interacting with police or the justice system, or trying to obtain credit, a job, land, an education, or healthcare, women often confront demands for a monetary bribe and, if they cannot afford it, may be pressured to pay with their bodies – something the IAWJ has named “sextortion.” Ignorance of their rights, mistrust of the justice system, fear of stigma and retaliation, inadequate protection for whistleblowers, and the lack of safe and gender-sensitive reporting mechanisms, all contribute to a culture of silence that allows this corruption to flourish.

Like other forms of corruption, sextortion undermines the foundation of a democracy built on rule of law, transparency, integrity, and human rights. It is also a barrier to economic opportunities for women, and as a result, to economic development. Yet this aspect of corruption is neither discussed nor reflected in anti-corruption laws, policies and strategies, and cultural taboos keep women from speaking out or filing complaints. The result is a profound inequity and gender imbalance in the anti-corruption discourse and response.

To break the silence and provide a model for next generation standards of equity and accountability, the session aims to:
• Raise awareness within the anti-corruption community about sextortion and enlist its support in combating this form of corruption.
• Create an inclusive international discourse on the gendered impact of corruption and broaden understanding of the intersectionality of corruption, gender, and sexual violence that produces sextortion.
• Share case studies about sextortion.
• Encourage creation of safe corruption reporting mechanisms for women.
• Promote anti-corruption responses that expressly consider the differential impact corruption has on women and incorporate sextortion in anti-corruption laws, policies, strategies, ethical standards, data collection, and public education materials.

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Farai Mutondoro

Senior Researcher and Coordinator, Transparency International Zimbabwe
Farai is an Anti-Corruption Researcher working for Transparency International Zimbabwe. Farai's professional work revolves around anti-corruption research and policy advocacy in the key areas land and mineral sector governance, gender, state-owned enterprises and anti-corruption policy... Read More →
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Anga Timilsina

Global Programme Advisor, Anti-Corruption, UNDP ACPIS
Are winning or losing the battle against corruption?Anga Timilsina is the Programme Manager of the UNDP Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN) – the UNDP global initiative in response to the increasing demand for technical assistance in anti-corruption from more than 130 country... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Nancy Hendry

Senior Advisor, International Association Of Women Judges
Nancy Hendry has been the IAWJ’s Senior Advisor since June 2010. She managed implementation of IAWJ programs on “Naming, Shaming, and Ending Sextortion” and “Global Leadership of Women,” pursuant to grants from the Netherlands. She has a broad range of experience in government... Read More →

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Rukshana Nanayakkara

Advocacy Manager for Sustainable Development Goals, Transparency International Secretariat
Rukshana Nanayakkara is the Advocacy Manager for Sustainable Development Goals at Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin, Germany. His work involves supporting TI chapters and other regional and international networks in prioritizing SDG anti-corruption targets in... Read More →

Friday December 2, 2016 11:30 - 13:30 CST
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