FAO Nigeria Prevention and response against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment Action Plan 2018-2019

Report
from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Published on 12 Jul 2018

Introduction

FAO has a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of harassment, sexual exploitation or abuse. The Organization is committed to ensuring a work environment that is free of harassment, in particular sexual harassment, as well as to the highest standards of conduct for its employees with regard to sexual exploitation and abuse.

As part of ongoing efforts to create and maintain an environment that prevents sexual exploitation and abuse and promote the implementation of the Code of Conduct, the current FAO Nigeria Prevention and response against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and Sexual Harassment (SH) Action Plan has been designed.

As defined in the 2003 United Nations Secretary-General’s Bulletin on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse1, sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another, while sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.