Sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment will not be prevented through compliance mechanisms alone. If we are to effectively prevent and respond to these violations of human rights, we must begin with the needs and interests of affected communities. This includes communicating clearly and being ready to listen. In this session, we invite you to join us in reflecting on the central role of language and promising efforts to enable a dialogue with communities on PSEAH, as well as missteps. Drawing from our panelists' work around the world, we will discuss
● To what extent are communities and survivors consulted on reporting mechanisms?
● To what extent are terms accessible to people?
● To what extent are they targeted at not just adult women?
● If someone was trying to report sexual violence or exploitation, how would we know if they were using euphemisms?