Panel discussion at the UN after SG Ban Ki Moon ordered showing of ‘The Whistleblower’
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened a panel discussion on sexual exploitation and abuse in conflict and post-conflict situations following a screening of “The Whistleblower,” Larysa Kondracki’s 2011 film about human trafficking and forced prostitution in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the late 1990s.
Larysa Kondracki: I am a Ukrainian Canadian, and the issue of sex-trafficking was very much being discussed in my community. My mother handed me a book, and I was very much drawn to the subject. But it was when I read about Kathy's story that I was blown away by how widespread a crime this was. The corruption and cover-up within the UN, US State Department and other international governments was stupefying.