IAWJ Senior Advisor, Nancy Hendry, Participated as a Panelist in the 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)

The 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) took place virtually from November 30 – through December 5, 2020, and gave prominence to sextortion by featuring two workshops on issues related to it. On December 4, Gender, COVID-19 and Corruption: Mainstreaming Gender in Policy Responses to the Pandemic focused on how the impact of the pandemic and the global recession that will follow make women more vulnerable to corruption, including sextortion; and, on December 5,  Mainstreaming Sextortion into Anti-Corruption Programming  discussed the Global Corruption Barometer findings on sextortion in the Latin America, Asia and MENA regions.

IAWJ Senior Advisor, Nancy Hendry, participated as a panelist in both workshops.  The decision to feature sextortion during the IACC reflects growing international attention to what has been a signature IAWJ issue.  The IACC is the premier international anti-corruption conference and, in 2020, it attracted more than 7,500  participants from 182 countries and territories and from diverse sectors, including civil society, government, media, academia, the arts, and the private sector.