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This document sets out the UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/73/148: Intensification of efforts to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls: sexual harassment. It was adopted on 17th December 2018, and is the first…
Following the recent publishing of the report "Progress on tackling the sexual exploitation and abuse of aid beneficiaries" by the International Development Committee, MPs, UN and Board representative call for action to strengthen awareness raising…
A recent parliamentary inquiry in the UK have found that due to poor inadequate safeguarding and reporting mechanisms, sexual abuse and exploitation of local women by international aid workers remains “rife” and predators could still be rehired.…
Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) is a recurring problem in United Nations’ peacekeeping missions and is an issue that can drastically undermine a peacekeeping mission. The article looks into some recent cases of misconduct and sexual abuse by UN…
The former executive in charge of tackling sexual harassment at the UN has said she fears the issue has now been “put on the back burner”. Purna Sen was appointed at UN Women in 2018 to address harassment, assault and discrimination at work,…
A former senior UN adviser who contested his sacking over sexual misconduct has lost his appeal at a tribunal. Ravi Karkara, who was tasked with promoting gender equality and youth partnerships at UN Women, was dismissed in 2018 following…
The inter-agency standing committee RG2 is pleased to announce the launch of its new Accountability & Inclusion Portal. The portal is the go-to place for practitioners and leaders who strive to implement people-centred approaches; covering AAP…
The health agency issued the strongly-worded statement in response to allegations made during a months-long investigation by journalists from The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation news organizations, which charges that men who…
The UK’s aid watchdog says there is “limited evidence” the British government’s £3.8m ($4.9m) projects to tackle sexual abuse by peacekeeping troops is having an effect. The number of reports to the UN of sexual exploitation and abuse rose by a…
More than 50 women have accused Ebola aid workers from the World Health Organization and leading NGOs of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an investigation by The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation…