Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment
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.