U.N. Must ‘Properly And Independently’ Investigate Sexual Harassment, Abuse Allegations At UNAIDS, Other Agencies

The Lancet: Sexual harassment and abuse — the sinister underbelly
Editorial Board

“This week, The Lancet publishes a Special Report on allegations of sexual harassment and abuse at UNAIDS. The report suggests that UNAIDS has at best marginalized and at worst buried allegations of sexual harassment. … It is time to be honest about global health. … There is something particularly egregious about a field that is supposed to be based on principles of equity, human rights, and justice that has provided a cloak of protection against sexual harassment and abuse. Instead of being leaders in these areas, some of the principal perpetrators are from the global health community. … What really matters is that these and other allegations of harassment are properly and independently investigated by an independent authority so that justice is delivered for these women. … Zero tolerance should mean zero tolerance” (4/17).

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