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Increases in aid sex abuse complaints reflect tougher scrutiny, Britain says

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London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation Increases in complaints about sexual abuse and harassment by aid workers are likely a sign that more victims feel able to come forward following closer scrutiny of the sector and increased safeguards, the British Government said on Tuesday. Aid agencies have come under pressure over the issue in recent years after […]

Britain launches new inquiry into sex abuse by aid workers

London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation British lawmakers will hear evidence that aid workers are demanding sex in return for assistance when they launch an inquiry this week into preventing sexual abuse and exploitation in the aid sector. The industry has come under intense scrutiny since 2018 when it emerged that Oxfam staff had paid young women […]

UK minister pledges to act on sex abuse in charities as donor numbers fall

Rory Stewart

LondonThomson Reuters Foundation Britain’s new international aid minister pledged to root out sex abuse in the sector on Tuesday, as a new report showed charitable giving has dropped for the third consecutive year amid deepening mistrust. Rory Stewart, who was appointed in a cabinet reshuffle last week, vowed to tackle abuse in the sector, especially […]

UK watchdog accuses aid groups of failing to tackle sexual misconduct

Thomson Reuters Foundation International aid groups are failing to tackle “horror” sexual abuse and harassment in the charity sector, Britain’s aid watchdog said on Tuesday after the revelation of sexual misconduct by aid workers sparked global outrage this year. The International Development Committee said the response by the humanitarian sector towards widespread sexual abuse was […]