International Development Committee

Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Inquiry announced, seeking written evidence by Friday 6 April

Scope of the inquiry

The International Development Committee (IDC) is inquiring into sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector.  The Committee held an initial evidence session on Tuesday 20 February with Oxfam UK; Save the Children GB and Department for International Development (DFID). This inquiry will follow-up on several points raised during that evidence session and in the wider media since. The Committee’s key concern is allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of the intended recipients and beneficiaries of humanitarian and development aid by aid sector workers, peacekeepers, or others supported by UK aid (both bilateral and multilateral) in recipient countries; and proposals for new approaches to safeguarding within the aid sector to tackle these problems.

Terms of reference: Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector Send a written submission

Latest evidence

  • 20 Feb 2018 - Sexual exploitation in the aid sector - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF431 KB) HC 840 | Published 22 Feb 2018

    Evidence given by Mark Goldring, Chief Executive Officer, Caroline Thomson, Chair of Trustees, Oxfam GB, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam InternationalKevin Watkins, Chief Executive Officer, Steve Reeves, Director of Child Safeguarding, Save the Children UKMatthew Rycroft CBE, Permanent Secretary, Gerard Howe, Head of Inclusive Societies, Beverley Warmington, Director of CHASE, Department for International Development

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