UN official cites Dyan Mazurana and Phoebe Donnelly report in call for end to tolerance of sexual abuse

June 2017

Devex reported that Kate Gilmore, U.N. deputy high commissioner for human rights, called upon a packed audience at a side event held during the U.N. Economic and Social Council Humanitarian Affairs Segment in Geneva last week to end ‘toxic tolerance’ of sexual abuse of aid workers.

Her call to action came after Dyan Mazurana and Phoebe Donnelly‘s report “STOP the Sexual Assault against Humanitarian and Development Aid Workers” along with reports from the Humanitarian Women’s Network and Report the Abuse showed a startlingly high number of women claim to have experienced harassment or sexual violence at the hands of their male colleagues at some point in their careers.

Read the Devex article here.

 

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