Report the Abuse began on 19 August 2015 as an advocacy campaign hosted by the International Women’s Rights Project, a non-profit organisation based in Canada. It later operated as an NGO under Swiss law until 20 August 2017, when it ceased due to a lack of sustainable funding streams.
Report the Abuse’s organisational strategy recognised that ending sexual violence against humanitarian aid workers requires a sustained commitment from all humanitarian organisations. Report the Abuse’s aim was to ensure that protection from sexual violence extended comprehensively throughout humanitarian organisations, to expatriate and national staff who equally experience sexual violence in their work.
Report the Abuse established a reputation for developing clear and practical solutions to this complex problem. Through advocacy and collaboration with existing networks and allies, Report the Abuse lead the movement to prevent and respond to sexual violence in the humanitarian community, building the foundation for others to push for change on the issue in the future