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12 Dec Stockholm Seminar: Sextortion in Development

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Stiftelsen Stockholm International Water Institute

Linnégatan 87A

100 55 Stockholm

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Sextortion is when “sex, rather than money, is the currency of a bribe”. This event wants to shed light upon this highly gendered issue.

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The word “sextortion” was first used by the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) in 2009, in an attempt to raise awareness of this phenomenon and “address a pervasive, but often hidden, form of corruption that degrades its victims and undermines social institutions around the world”. The legal provisions to address sextortion are yet to be identified; the different institutional and legal frameworks vary from country to country. This makes it difficult for victims of sextortion to file a report as there is no guarantee that they will be protected, and they risk having to face not just a chain of legal obstacles but also a full range of social stigma.

How to deal with sextortion in the provision of services is still not clear and there is a debate amongst practitioners, some looking at the phenomenon through a gender-violence lens, others from the corruption angle. This event will be dedicated to discussing different angles of tackling the problem, having the views from practitioners from the gender-violence field, others from the anti-corruption one, presenting their challenges but also opportunities, so we can allow for cross-learning and work together to put an end to sextortion.

This is also the theme of Musikhjälpen, which you can read more about here; https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=3946&artikel=7316272

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15:00 Lucia-fika is served & Introduction, Pilar Avello - SIWI

15:10 Women and Corruption in the Water Sector: Theories and Experiences from Johannesburg, Dr. Jenny Grönwall - SIWI

15:40 Video: Sex for Water

15:50 Panel discussion: Pilar Avello, moderator

- Dr. Åsa Eldén, Gendered violence expert

- Sian K. Maseko, Senior Gender Advisor at WeEffect

- Dr. Alejandro Jiminez, Director of Water and Sanitation at SIWI

16:40 Q&A, End of session

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