International Anti-Corruption Day 2017: Celebrating women fighting corruption in South and Southeast Asia

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6 pm, Friday December 8, 2017

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Summary: International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated each year to raise awareness about corruption and ways to fight it. This year, UNDP-UNODC would like to highlight how the fight against corruption is championed by many women, despite the common portrayal of women as being more adversely affected by it. Thus, the panel will feature remarkable women combating corruption across Asia.

International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated on December 9 each year to raise awareness about corruption and ways to fight it. This year, UNDP-UNODC are co-organizing the symposium "Celebrating women fighting corruption in South and Southeast Asia" to provide a platform for women in leadership positions to share their experiences and illustrate how women can be powerful agents of change in the fight against corruption, despite the challenges they often face.

The panel is honored to have the following remarkable women share their experience in combating corruption across Asia.

Heidi Mendoza is the former chief of The Philippines's Commission on Audit who was known for exposing corruption in the military before serving as the current Undersecretary General for the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight.

Neten Zangmo is the former head of Bhutan's Anti-Corruption Commission and is now the new President of the Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP). As a strong advocate against corruption, she was a key figure in establishing Bhutan's Anti-Corruption Commission from its foundation in 2006 as a well-recognized institution.

Andi Sri Ulva Baso Paduppa is a lieutenant of the Sectoral Police force in Makassar, Indonesia. She joined the campaign, "I am a woman against corruption" organized by the Commission Eradication Commission (KPK) and has taken initiatives to combat corruption in her institution.

Dr. Deunden Nikomborirak is the Research Director, Economic Governance, Thailand Development Research Institute. She has worked on anti-corruption issues for almost twenty years and has published a number of books relevant to this area.

Contact: kamolwan.panyasevanamit@undp.org

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