What can, or is being done to prevent corruption against women specifically?
While The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNAC) has 144 state signatories and is legally binding, it does not directly address the relationship between gender and corruption. However, there are two mandates (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Beijing Platform for Action) that are in support and address the advantages of a gender-sensitive government.
In this second part of the series, strategies that can be used to help women avoid corruption are discussed, such as access to information and the media and gender-responsive budgeting. Both require transparency and cooperation from the government. When women are given opportunities to participate, it has been proven that communities (not just individuals) are better off as a whole.
We encourage you to read more on the FCPA blog and look for Part 3 of the series.