Yesterday over 40 women's rights advocates hit the streets of New York City outside of the United Nations Headquarters calling for the removal of UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibe. The demonstration was organized by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) which coincided with an open letter to UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. The demonstration was in response to the allegations that Sidibe attempted to cover up and to interfere with an investigation regarding sexual harassment claims brought on by UNAIDS staffer, Martina Brostrom against former deputy Luiz Loures. According to the AHF's open letter Sidibe attempted to coverup Loures's wrongdoing by offering Brostrom a promotion in exchange for dropping the case and her silence. “Without a culture change at UNAIDS, women will continue to be victimized and perpetrators will continue to think they can get away with it,” said Brostrom from Geneva. “UNAIDS claims it has zero tolerance for any sexual harassment or abuse, but all of Mr. Sidibé’s actions continue to run counter to that claim. He must step down or be replaced so that UNAIDS can begin to repair the damage that’s been done.” Demonstrations were also held in Nairobi, New Delhi, Johannesburg, London and Mexico City over recent weeks.