The issue of sexual violence against humanitarian and development workers is increasingly being highlighted in the media, attention that is long overdue.
As more stories emerge, it encourages more survivors to come forward and more humanitarian and development organisations to get behind the idea that they are obligated to prevent sexualized violence, to enact protections for employees and recipient communities, to provide all necessary support to those who have been victimized and to end the culture of impunity for offenders.
Each of these articles represents a step forward to creating change within our industry.
Rosalia Gitau, Top UN & NGO Officials Adopt Zero Tolerance Stance On Abuses Against Female Staff. Here’s What We Can Do Next., Huffington Post, 31 March 2017.
The Stream, Sexually abused by aid workers, Al Jazeera, 28 March 2017.
Megan Nobert, Strengthening frameworks to address sexual violence against humanitarian aid workers, OCHA Medium, 22 March 2017.
Speak out on violations, Agenda for Humanity, 10 March 2017.
Megan Nobert, Why should we address sexual violence in humanitarian workplaces?, Reliefweb, 3 March 2017.
Megan Nobert, Why should we address sexual violence in humanitarian workplaces?, EISF, 3 March 2017.
Megan Nobert, Sexual Violence Shouldn’t Be a Risk of Being a Humanitarian, Ms. Magazine Blog, 2 March 2017.
Aid workers and sexual violence, BBC The Women’s Hour, 22 February 2017.
Nicola Kelly, Interview with Megan Nobert, Geneva, BBC World Update, 21 February 2017.
Nicola Kelly, Drugged and Raped in the Field, BBC World Service News, 21 February 2017.
Lori Handrahan, UN has a culture of impunity for sexual abuse, Sunday Guardian, 18 February 2017.
Nicola Kelly, Aid workers and sexual violence: survivors speak out, The Guardian, 17 February 2017.
Sophie Edwards, Sexual assault and harassment in the aid sector: Survivor stories, Devex, 7 February 2017.
Nicola Kelly, Drugged and raped: for aid workers, sexual assault is a hidden menace, Daily Mail, 7 February 2017.
Nicola Kelly, Drugged and raped: for aid workers, sexual assault is a hidden menace, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 7 February 2017.
Lori Handrahan, UN Secretary-General Guterres’ Biggest Challenge: A Culture Of Impunity, Forbes, 3 February 2017.
Megan Nobert, Sexual Violence: The Threat to Aid Workers, PEAR Insights, February 2017.
Dyan Mazurana and Phoebe Donnelly, Briefing Paper: Sexual Assault Against Humanitarian and Development Aid Workers, Feinstein International Center, February 2017.
United Nations General Assembly, Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel, A/RES/71/129, 27 January 2017.
Megan Nobert, Safety and Security Concerns: Sexual Violence against Humanitarian Aid Workers, ATHA, 25 January 2017.
Sophie Edwards, Sexual violence against female aid workers: How organizations can tackle it, Devex, 4 January 2017.
Sophie Edwards, Discrimination and violence against female aid workers will be investigated — top humanitarians, Devex, 9 December 2016.
Rosalia Gitau, Time to confront sexual abuse and harassment in the aid sector, Irin, 5 December 2016.
International Center for Research on Women, Toward a more Feminist United Nations: A 100 Day Agenda for the New Secretary General, December 2016.
Amy Lieberman, Violence against UN, aid workers on the rise, report finds, Devex, 2 November 2016.
Sandra Laville, ‘It was like being in a boys’ club’: female aid workers on sexual harassment at work, The Guardian, 25 October 2016.
Hannah McNeish, Aid Worker Attacks Expose Ongoing Assault of Women in South Sudan, NewsDeeply, 24 August 2016.
Amanda Sperber, Why one woman is hell-bent on combating sexual violence among aid workers, New York Times, 23 August 2016.
Ben Parker, How aid agencies should protect their staff from sexual abuse, Irin, 19 August 2016.
Jina Moore, Most Humanitarian Workers Know At Least One Person Who Survived Sexual Violence, Buzzfeed, 19 August 2016.
Megan Nobert, How should the media report rape and sexual violence?, The Guardian, 19 August 2016.
Sally Hayden, Petition urges U.N. to protect aid workers in conflict zones, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 19 August 2016.