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The problem is leadership.

Those we trust and have come to expect to exemplify and defend these rights and responsibilities are now routinely breaking them. The perpetrators are across the gamut: men who sit in presidential suites, opposition party leaders who speak radicalism by day and live Marie Antoinette-style by night, even NGO leaders who talk gender rights and equity by day and then go on to commit rape by night. And by day.

Last week the United Nations reflected on the culture of impunity that allowed many male employees to not only assault female colleagues, but the massive cover-ups that accompanied such practices. What’s going on? This is the UN, the organisation that supposedly upholds and defends all rights across the globe!

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