Women Call on UK Government to Oust UNAIDS Chief Michel Sidibé

2018/6/1 11:31:29

The women participating in the public protest claim that “other than a taxpayer-funded PR campaign using expensive ads in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Sidibé and UN Secretary-General António Guterres have done nothing.

From AHF*, Jun 1, 2018


At a press conference in London yesterday, women’s rights advocates called on the UK Government to act on the sexual harassment scandal at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIVAIDS (UNAIDS) by supporting appeals from civil society to initiate comprehensive reforms at the UN agency and put pressure on the Secretary-General António Guterres to dismiss Executive Director Michel Sidibé.


The press conference at King’s Fund in central London was covered by a number of media outlets including The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Guardian and The Telegraph. Geneva-based UNAIDS staffer Martina Brostrom, who accused Sidibé of covering up a sexual assault which she was subjected to at the joint programme, was a key speaker at the event.


“I want to seize this opportunity to publicly make a plea to UK Prime Minister Theresa May to intervene and stop my torment, and the torment of many others facing sexual harassment, or dealing with sexual assault and rape in the UN system,” said Brostrom.



https://mailchi.mp/aidshealth/london-w ... s-reform-now?e=d1d1f3703a


* AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 900,000 individuals in 39 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare

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