Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment

Ms. Purna Sen, Director of UN Women’s Policy Division, moderates the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment event, titled “Accelerating women’s economi empowerment to achieve the 2030 Agenda”, held on 17 July 2017 in the context of the High-Level Political Forum in New York. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.
Ms. Purna Sen, Director of the Policy Division, is UN Women’s newly appointed Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

Ms. Purna Sen, Director of the Policy Division, is UN Women’s newly appointed Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination.

Placing women’s experiences at the heart of UN Women’s work on sexual harassment, the Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson will bring survivor-focused approaches to the forefront. She will draw links with other aspects of violence against women, such as abuse by peacekeepers and humanitarian workers, and gendered discrimination. She will provide advice to the Executive Director and senior management team of UN Women, and also engage with Member States, government administrations, and the private sector to ensure actions are taken to respond to women’s experiences of sexual harassment.

As a champion of women’s rights and gender equality, preventing and addressing all forms of violence against women and girls through programmes, policy, and advocacy is a critical area of UN Women’s work. The organization has a zero-tolerance policy for violence, including sexual harassment.

Read more about the Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson.

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Purna Sen is UN Women’s Director of the Policy Division, and UN Women Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

Purna Sen, UN Women’s Director of the Policy Division, and recently appointed UN Women Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination, explains her new role and what UN Women is doing to address sexual harassment within its own workplace and in the UN system. More

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