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IAWJ selected to lead a panel on Sextortion at the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) to be held in Putrajaya, Malaysia on September 2-4, 2016.

The IACC is a key international conference attended by more than a thousand global leaders who work on issues addressing anti-corruption. The overall theme of the Conference is “Ending Impunity: People, Integrity, Action.” The IAWJ will present a panel on “Sextortion: Where Corruption and Sexual Exploitation Meet.” Sextortion is the term the IAWJ coined to describe a sexualized form of corruption in which sex, rather than money, is the currency of the bribe. Sextortion occurs when people in positions of authority – whether government officials, judges, educators, law enforcement personnel, or employers – seek to extort sexual favors in exchange for something within their power to grant or withhold. In effect, sextortion is a form of corruption in which sex, rather than money, is the currency of the bribe. The IAWJ has found that such sexualized forms of corruption occupy a huge blind spot in anti-corruption efforts, and the IACC presents an important opportunity to help refocus the way the anti-corruption community perceives and responds to this significant issue. Nancy Hendry, Esq., IAWJ Senior Advisor, is the lead person on IAWJ’s work on Sextortion and she will organize the panel and deliver a major presentation at the conference.