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US Withholds Funding from UN Agency for Inadequate Protection of Whistleblowers

Bea Edwards, September 17, 2015

On Monday, September 14th, GAP learned that the US Congress will withhold 15 percent of the US contribution to the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) this year. WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property policy, services and cooperation. Although it is largely self-funding, WIPO still relies in some measure on the contributions from its 188 member states.

Groups call on Senate to Adopt VA Whistleblower Protections

Shanna Devine, September 16, 2015

Yesterday, more than 35 organizations and whistleblowers called on Senate leadership to adopt strong whistleblower protections for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees and contractors.

2015 Whistleblower Summit Highlights

Shanna Devine, September 01, 2015

During this year’s Whistleblower Summit for Civil and Human Rights GAP coalition partners, whistleblowers, and congressional leaders came together in our nation’s capital to commemorate our modern day heroes.

GAP Statement on IACC

Government Accountability Project, August 27, 2015

GAP’s International Program Director Bea Edwards will be presenting in next week’s International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Malaysia. GAP is participating to highlight the need for serious anti-corruption efforts globally, and to support those groups in Malaysia who are working under difficult circumstances to fight corruption in their country. We also respect and understand the decision of organizations that choose not to participate in the conference if they determine that is the best course of action for them.

The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Sex Abuse

Bea Edwards, August 14, 2015

Read the full article on Huffington Post here!

Jury Awards $1.6M to Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower

Jason Zuckerman, August 10, 2015

Read the full post here!

The UN’s Independent External Panel on Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers in Africa Not Independent, Not External

Bea Edwards, July 30, 2015

The independent external panel of the United Nations, established by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to explore the issues surrounding the sexual abuse of children by non-UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic last year, has begun its work.

Another Contract Farmer Speaks Out Against Big Chicken

Sarah Damian, July 29, 2015

In an atmosphere of intimidation and fear of retaliation, it takes a lot to speak out against powerful chicken corporations. But Perdue contract farmer Rudy Howell is taking a chance and bravely speaking about the lies that Perdue told him and about the harsh reality that chicken farmers face just trying to make ends meet. What they are told when they sign up to become contract farmers doesn’t match reality, and if farmers don’t do exactly what the big chicken companies say, retaliation could very well follow.

Stop Cyber Surveillance

Staff, July 29, 2015

Congress is at it again. Mere months after civil liberties and privacy activists were able to stop the reauthorization of some of the worst provisions of the Patriot Act, the Senate may be on the verge of passing a surveillance bill in disguise – CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act.