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Allegations of sexual exploitation in the aid sector examined

18 April 2018

The International Development Committee takes evidence from expert witnesses with experience of bringing instances of sexual abuse to light within both the NGO and international context. 

Witnesses

Wednesday 18 April 2018, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 2.30pm

  • Helen Evans, Oxfam GB Former Global Head of Safeguarding
  • Asmita Naik, Independent Consultant

Purpose of the Session

Allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector have recently been brought to light through several channels. The Committee has launched an inquiry examining this exploitation and abuse and what systems can be put in place in future to better respond to allegations.

The purpose of this session will be to question expert witnesses with experience of bringing instances of sexual abuse to light within both the NGO and international context. It will consider both the background to why allegations were not responded to, as well as possible solutions going forward.

Further information

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