One of the first projects Report the Abuse began when it started operations on 19 August 2015 was to open up a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgemental platform where humanitarian aid workers could speak about their experiences and knowledge of sexual violence in our community.
This platform helped numerous survivors talk about their experiences with sexual violence. The statistics and testimonies created from these reports helped other survivors to come forward or heal. It opened up conversations at all levels of humanitarian action – from the UN Secretariat office to the most remote field site.
The voices of these survivors and the community that has been created is nothing short of extraordinary. It is thanks to these survivors that there is momentum to address this issue, finally, and it is to prevent more incidents from happening that we will not allow this momentum to stop.
From our Founder and Former Director: Thank you to each individual who found their voice. Your trust was never taken lightly, and every single story resonates within me. You will never be forgotten.
We encourage everyone – humanitarian organisations, humanitarian aid workers, trainers, journalists, and others – to use the numbers set out in the documents linked below. We ask that you share and honour the voices of the testimonies we have preserved.