1 in 5
people experience Sextortion or know someone who has
— Latin American TI Barometer 2019

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The UNA-NCA and PTF Anti Corruption Forum present

a special virtual global discussion on


in developing and emerging market countries – and indeed in our own communities

How acute is the Sextortion issue? What must we do to counter Sextortion?

Sex + Corruption = Sextortion

The abuse of power to obtain sexual favors – specific demands by men in power of sex in return for, for example, obtaining a job, getting a passing college grade, ensuring safe passage as a migrating refugee, obtaining vital official documents. What all the victims have in common is that they are in situations where they have few means to secure legal, or community support and recourse – making them all the more vulnerable.

Please join outstanding experts from Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States in a 90-minute conversation on one of the worst forms of corruption.

Guest experts include:

Dr. Ortrun Merkle, Researcher, United Nations University, Graduate School of Governance. Author of doctoral work: The Myth of Gender-Neutral Power: Corruption and Gender Norms. December 2018.

Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowob, Executive Director, Stand to End Rape Initiative (STER). TIME 100 NEXT Honouree, 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year. 2019 Africa & Europe Winner, Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Development Work, 2018 British Council Future Leaders, Connect Member, 2018 Obama Foundation Fellow in Africa.

Francisca Chinelo Ekwonu, founder of “New Girl On Campus (NGOC),” official at the Centre for Social Awareness, Advocacy and Ethics (CSAAE), Lagos, Nigeria.

Nancy Hendry – International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), Washington DC – a leading authority and writer on the challenges of sextortion.

Marie Chêne, Transparency International, Berlin, Research Director – TI recently published: Breaking the Silence around Sextortion: The Links between Power, Sex and Corruption.

Dena Shayne, Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellow at the Amara Legal Center in Washington DC.

“I view Sextortion as the single most challenging area for anti-corruption reform and arguably the single most pervasive form of corruption across the world,”

– Frank Vogl, Chair, PTF Board of Directors on PassBlue.