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International Development Committee
Oral evidence ongoing
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.
Evidence given by Caroline Nursey, Chair of the Board, BOND, and Judith Greenwood, Executive Director, CHS Alliance; Sarah Maguire, Director of Technical Services, Governance, Development Alternatives Incorporated, and Sinead Magill, Regional Director for EMEA, Palladium (at 3.15pm).
Evidence given by Asmita Naik, Independent Consultant, and Helen Evans, Oxfam GB Former Global Head of Safeguarding.
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
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
International Development Committee continues inquiry into sexual exploitation in the aid sector