Sexual Assault and Humanitarian Workers Project

This study examines the issue of sexual assault against humanitarian and development aid workers to document and analyze:

  • how agencies understand and respond to the risk of sexual assault against workers;
  • the circumstances surrounding sexual assault;
  • perpetrators and victims/survivors;
  • and institutional systems in place for prevention and response.

The study’s goal is to contribute knowledge to the prevention of and response to sexual assault against aid workers.

Briefing Paper: Sexual Assault Against Humanitarian and Development Aid Workers
By Dyan Mazurana, Phoebe Donnelly | February 2017

This briefing paper summarizes the findings from a review of scholarly and grey literature, as well as interviews, on the topic of sexual assault against aid workers. The overall study goal is...

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