Cases of sexual harassment go unnoticed at UN offices

Updated: Jan 20, 2018, 10:45 IST | Agencies

The cases of sexual harassment and assault are rife in the UN offices around the world, with offenders enjoying impunity in a culture of flawed grievance system, a media report said on Friday

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The cases of sexual harassment and assault are rife in the UN offices around the world, with offenders enjoying impunity in a culture of flawed grievance system, a media report said on Friday.

Of the employees interviewed, 15 said they had experienced or reported sexual harassment or assault within the past five years, and alleged offences ranged from verbal harassment to rape, The Guardian reported. The employees said only a few women, who were sexually harassed or assaulted, had formally reported to the grievance cell, but most of the victims do not report for the fear of losing their jobs. The organisation conceded that under-reporting is still a concern they are dealing with.

15 No. of UN employees who had experienced or reported sexual harassment or assault

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