NEWS from Gender Action

For Immediate Release: May 17, 2011
Contact: Elaine Zuckerman, Pesident

Strauss-Kahn Must Go Now
Gender Action Says DSK Leadership "Untenable"

Washington, DC - Gender Action, an organization that monitors the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for its impacts upon the world's women and girls, has added its voice to the calls for IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) to step down following his arrest on sexual assault charges.

"Strauss-Kahn's arrest and the growing body of allegations of sexual misconduct against him mandate an expeditious move to new leadership at the IMF," said Elaine Zuckerman, President of Gender Action.

Zuckerman stressed that while the due process of law must proceed, "Strauss-Kahn's continued leadership of the IMF is untenable."

Zuckerman added, "No matter the outcome of this latest situation, the Fund needs new leadership. DSK's pattern of sexual allegations over the years is unacceptable in light of the Fund's profound impacts on the lives of poor women and girls worldwide."

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