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Report: Harassment and Assault Rampant at the UN

Color us very unsurprised to read a story by the Guardian with a bombshell and very detailed report of rampant harassment and assault of female employees at the United Nations.

Apparently, it’s at epidemic levels that would make Congress blush.

The Guardian interviewed 15 women who had reported incidents, which ranged from lewd comments to outright rape.

All lost their jobs or were threatened with the loss of their jobs for reporting anything.

The problem centers on the fact that these incidents often occur away from their home country where there’s no jurisdiction to prosecute.

And most high ranking UN officials have diplomatic immunity, which amounts to a blank check to do whatever they want.

So, again, why are we still funding this cancer on the world politic?

Here’s more from Hotair…

Now we know what the UN is doing when it’s not passing resolutions to condemn Israel or sending peacekeepers around the world to molest local children. According to a report at the Guardian Thursday, the staff at the UN experience frequent sexual harassment and assault, including rape.

Of the employees interviewed, 15 said they had experienced or reported sexual harassment or assault within the past five years. The alleged offences ranged from verbal harassment to rape…

Three women who reported sexual harassment or sexual assault, all from different offices, said they had since been forced out of their jobs or threatened with the termination of their contract in the past year. The alleged perpetrators, who include a senior UN official, remain in their posts.

One of the women, who alleges she was raped by a more senior UN staff member while working in a remote location, said: “There are no other options to get justice, and I have lost my job too.”

She said that despite medical evidence and witness testimonies, an internal investigation by the UN found insufficient evidence to support her allegation. Along with her job, she says she has lost her visa and has spent months in hospital due to stress and trauma. She fears she will face persecution if she returns to her home country…

One aid worker, who claims she was harassed by a senior UN employee, said she has little hope of justice. “Even when you summon your courage to complain and you exhaust all the internal mechanisms, like I did, all the resources, all the processes, there’s nothing for you,” she said. “They mobilise friends, colleagues against you. I had threats, sent through friends, that ‘She will never set foot in this office again.’”


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