United Nations appoints first UN advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse

Jane Connors, an Australian law professional and a long-time human rights advocate, has been appointed as the first United Nations advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.As Victims’ Rights Advocate, she will support an integrated strategic response to victim assistance in coordination with relevant UN system actors.She will work with government institutions, civil society, and national and legal human rights organizations to build networks of support to help ensure that the full effect of local laws, including remedies for victims, are brought to bear.