IASC briefing on “Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) including challenges during COVID-19 response”
Transcript for the recording.
As seen in previous public health emergencies, a scale-up in humanitarian response increases the protection risks that women and children face and the risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. With over 400 participants, this webinar looked at how the humanitarian community is working to reduce these risks and support the most vulnerable. An update on the initiatives and priorities of the IASC Champion on PSEA and sexual harassment, UNHCR, as well as IASC initiatives in support of field implementation was also presented.
- Ms. Wendy Cue, Senior Coordinator on PSEA and Sexual Harassment, IASC secretariat, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
- Ms. Diane Goodman, Senior Coordinator on PSEA and Sexual Harassment, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- Mr. Andreas Mlitzke, Director of Compliance, Risk Management and Ethics, World Health Organisation (WHO)
Diane Goodman is UNHCR’s Senior Coordinator on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Harassment. Diane previously served as UNHCR’s Deputy Director of the Bureau for Europe and Head of Operations for the Refugee and Migrant Emergency in Europe, Deputy Representative in Nepal, and has had previous positions with UNHCR in Sudan, Geneva headquarters, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya and with the United Nations missions in Cambodia and Haiti. Ms. Goodman has also held positions with civil society organizations and was Refugee Policy Director for Human Rights Watch, Liaison Officer for the Women's Refugee Commission and a research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of Human Rights and at the Institute of Women’s Rights at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo.
Andreas is the Director of WHO’s Office of Compliance, Risk Management and Ethics, in charge of organizational whistleblowing, the integrity hotline, PSEA, harassment, sexual harassment, corporate risk management and the corporate control framework. Prior to that he served as Senior Investigator in WHO’s Office of Internal Oversight Services and as Team Lead/Operations Manager with the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in charge of SEA investigations in the DRC. Prior to joining the UN, Andreas has worked as Legal Advisor for the Federal Ministry of Justice, Germany, where his portfolio included the International Criminal Court and legality of use of German armed forces in Iraq/Afghanistan. He has also served as a District Judge reviewing criminal law and investigations in Germany.