Language document


28 Nov 2012

Type of document

Working documents/instructions




Sexual exploitation


International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ)

Toolkit: Naming, Shaming and Ending Sextortion


28 Nov 2012

This Toolkit, by the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), is intended to raise awareness about sextortion and provide the "tools" – guidance, information, and resources – with which to address a pervasive, but often hidden, form of corruption that degrades its victims and undermines social institutions around the world. The report states:

'Sextortion is a form of corruption in which the quid pro quo is sex rather than money. Therefore it is important to assess whether any of your country’s anti-corruption laws can be construed to cover sextortion. These laws may have different names, including: extortion; bribery; criminal coercion; abuse of office; official oppression; and corruption. Whatever the name of the anti-corruption statute, focus on whether its language is broad enough to encompass sexual favors.'