Advocacy and Outreach
Happy International Women's Day!
We are committed to standing up for human rights & fighting for equality ✊❤️
— OVRA (@UN_OVRA) March 8, 2021
Happy International Translation Day!
We strive to facilitate accessibility to information for victims of sexual exploitation & abuse and all our partners on the ground by creating multilingual content.
— OVRA (@UN_OVRA) September 30, 2020
30 September 2020 - OVRA strive to make information accessible for victims of sexual exploitation & abuse and all our partners on the ground by creating multilingual content. This video was prepared by OVRA staff in celebration of International Translation Day, highlighting the multilinguistic abilities within the Office.
23 September 2020 – The Victims’ Rights Advocate delivered a webinar at the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs.
26 March 2021 – Webinar at the Global Women's Institute - Advocating for Victims’ Rights in the United Nations: A Conversation with Jane Connors
UN Chronicle: “Upholding Our Values: Putting Victims at the Centre”
In a recent article for the UN Chronicle Jane Connors writes: “Sexual exploitation and abuse damage the reputation and credibility of the Organization and its personnel, but for victims this abhorrent conduct has life-changing impact. There is much more we can do together to support them. Broadening our focus beyond the perpetrators and their conduct to encompass those who have been hurt, and whose rights must be protected and needs met, is a crucial first step.”
Chatham House Undercurrents Podcast
Jane Connors recently talked to Agnes Frimston and Ben Horton of Chatham House’s Undercurrents Podcast about the Secretary-General’s strategy to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse within the UN system and her role as Victims’ Rights Advocate. She talked about the importance prioritizing the dignity and rights of victims in the UN response: “Often our prevention measures don’t make it clear that this conduct hurts a person, harms a person, strikes at their very dignity.”