Sextortion and Land Governance
What is it and how can it be tackled?
Monday June 25th, 2018
9:00 – 11:00 EST / 13:00 – 15:00 GMT / 15:00 – 17:00 CEST
The webinar will feature an interactive discussion among expert panelists led by a facilitator, which will be followed by a question and answer session with webinar participants.
Sextortion is defined as the abuse of power to obtain a sexual benefit or advantage. Sextortion is a form of corruption in which sex, rather than money, is the currency of the bribe.
Although laws often exist that could be used to prosecute and deter the abuse of power to obtain sex, few sextortion cases appear to be prosecuted outside the employment context.
Although some forms of sextortion have received more attention, such as in immigration proceedings and in education, there is relatively little information available on the relationship between sextortion and land governance. Nonetheless, there is evidence that it is a persistent problem that needs to be addressed. Consequently, this webinar aims to explore the topic, discuss key questions and recommend paths for dealing with this troubling phenomenon.
This webinar will explore the following questions:
- What does ‘sextortion’ mean and how is it relevant to land governance? Participants will hear about (and have the opportunity to share) concrete examples and experiences.
- What are the primary challenges to discussing and addressing sextortion?
- How can sextortion be tackled and what is needed to bring sextortion higher on the agenda of the land governance and anti-corruption communities?
Moderator: Farai Mutondoro, Senior Researcher and Programmes Coordinator, Transparency International Zimbabwe
- Marwa Fatafta, Regional Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa, Transparency International
- Elizabeth Daley, Principal Consultant with Mokoro Ltd
- Amani Mustafa Mhinda, founder and Executive Director of HakiMadini
- Muchaneta Mundopa, Executive Director, Transparency International Zimbabwe