Feinstein report helps highlight gender inequality in humanitarian aid

Harvard University’s Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) published an article addressing the implications of gender inequality within humanitarian agencies on their responses to gender related issues. The article discusses how the masculine culture within humanitarian aid and the lack of women in leadership roles inherently conflicts with stated goals of creating gender equality.

The article, available here, uses Feinstein’s report, STOP the Sexual Assault Against Humanitarian and Development Aid Workers, to describe how the masculine environment perpetuates sexual harassment and assault. The report was authored by Dyan Mazurana and Phoebe Donnelly.