Dyan Mazurana quoted in Devex article on Oxfam sexual harassment scandal

Devex published an article on November 2, 2017 regarding the recent Oxfam sexual harassment scandal. In the article, Dyan Mazurana and Phoebe Donnelly‘s research on sexual harassment in the humanitarian aid sector is highlighted. The article quotes Dyan regarding Oxfam’s effective policies for protecting aid workers:

‘“The number [of cases] tripling [since 2014] can be seen as a response to Oxfam having an effective mechanism in place for reporting,” Mazurana said, adding that the negative attention the charity is receiving could be “counterproductive in terms of helping women and LGBT groups” since it could reinforce a culture of silence. “We don’t want everyone battening down the hatches and reverting to eyes closed and ears plugged.”’

To read the full article written by Sophie Edwards click here.