UN advocate gives voice to victims of sexual exploitation

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Portrait of United Nations advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Transforming those who have suffered sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by UN personnel from victims into survivors is the goal of the first-ever official appointed to advocate on their behalf.

Jane Connors took up the post of UN Victims' Rights Advocate in August and undertook her first field visit two months later.

She has already visited the UN's peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR), and this week she's heading to South Sudan.

They are two of the four countries where the majority of cases of sexual exploitation and abuse have occurred.

Ms Connors spoke to Alban Mendes de Leon about the lessons she has already learned from CAR, and her hopes for the future.

Duration: 3'44"

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