Office of UN Women’s Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination
Established by the UN Women Executive Director in 2018 and led by Ms. Purna Sen, the Office of UN Women’s Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment works to advance the rights of victim-survivors of sexual harassment wherever they are and to promote the cultural change needed to end this form of discrimination.
The Office of the Executive Coordinator elaborates and applies a survivor-centred approach across its work by placing women’s experiences at the centre and by promoting experience as valuable knowledge, that can strengthen policies and practices.
The Office works to further the understanding of sexual harassment as a violation of human rights that links with patterns of violence and to identify promising practices towards ending it.
The Executive Coordinator engages widely outside the United Nations, including with academia, civil society, Member States, intergovernmental organizations, policy makers, legislators, and the private sector. Internally, she convenes a task force that coordinates and brings internal expertise to bear on UN Women’s own work against sexual harassment.