Standing in their shoes: Insights from a trailblazer in victim and survivor’s rights

In this transformative episode, United Nations Victims’ Rights Advocate, Assistant Secretary General Jane Connors brings her extensive experience in sexual and gender-based violence to raise awareness for the rights and voices of victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and abuse. Jane reflects on her past, examines the remaining challenges to this issue, and also the drivers that contribute to her unstoppable mission: seeking dignity and respect for survivors.

Jane’s compelling stories shed light on the vulnerabilities faced by victims and survivors of sexual misconduct, and the urgent need for change. The discussion explores issues like malicious reporting and mandatory reporting, and the delicate balance between victim safety and organizational reputation.

She also reveals how relaying victim and survivor experiences through creative avenues can foster empathy and understanding, and the critical engagement of men in preventing and responding to sexual misconduct in the future.