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The vision of the Land Portal Foundation is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.
The Land Portal Foundation, Mokoro Ltd and Transparency International co-hosted an interactive webinar on sextortion in land governance and its implications on June 25th, 2018. The webinar featured an interactive discussion among expert panelists.
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 explored the topic, discussed key questions and recommended paths for dealing with this troubling phenomenon.
Panelists were asked the following questions:
- What does ‘sextortion’ mean and how is it relevant to land governance?
- 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?
- 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