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U.N. Worker Faces Sex Harassment Charges

Foreign and Pakistani United Nations female staff members in Islamabad have filed 11 complaints of sexual harassment against a U.N. Development Program (UNDP) employee. The U.N. said in a statement that it has sent a team from the New York-based UNDP to investigate the allegations.

Asma Jehangir, a women’s rights activist and human rights lawyer, said “In Pakistan it is not easy to come forward. … The majority of people would still have the attitude that when you go out of the house, this is what you are asking for.”

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Nando.net - March 26, 1998

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