【Seminar Info : 6/17(Wed)17:00-】HSP Seminar (#268) “COVID-19 and United Nations’ Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – Victim-Centered Pesepctive”
Join us in a Special Seminar with the UN Victims’ Rights Advocate Ms. Jane Connors to gain an inside look into perspectives in protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) during the time of COVID-19. She will speak about what the UN’s approach is in prevention and responding to SEA during this difficult time, as COVID-19 and responses to it may put certain groups in a more vulnerable position in the society. The UN is taking a victim-centered approach, and is working on strengthening the existing protection mechanisms to enable beneficiaries of humanitarian aid to have safe access to aid while preventing SEA, as well as to secure safe reporting in case SEA incidents happen. The UN’s Victims’ Rights Advocate Ms. Jane Connors will speak, followed by Q and A.
Date: 17 June (Wed) 2020, 17:00-18:00
(*start time has been changed. [updated on 2020/6/15])
Venue: Zoom (Prior registration necessary: https://forms.gle/gNQ964FWn7c3
Lecturer: Ms. Jane Connors, UN Victims’ Rights Advocate, Assistant Secretary-General, the United Nations
Moderator: Dr. Ai Kihara-Hunt, Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), the University of Tokyo
Materials: To be distributed to registered participants
Organizers: Office of the Victims’ Rights Advocate, the United Nations;
Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), The University of Tokyo
Co-organizer: Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), The University of Tokyo
This seminar is limited to the University of Tokyo’s Faculty and Students. Please join in the HSP seminar on sexual exploitation and abuse in the UN on 15 June 2020 (https://www.gsi.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/news/2373/) to enable informed participation to this special event. In order to have a productive discussion, participation is limited to maximum 40.