British report reveals horror stories: sexual abuse in international aid field

British report reveals horror stories: sexual abuse in international aid field

Original title: British report reveals "horror story": International abuse of sexual abuse "epidemic"

[global network reporter Ding Jieyun] UK on Tuesday (31) issued a report, the report revealed the "horror story": in the field of international aid, aid workers are vulnerable to sexual abuse of women and girls are "popular", and have lasted for many years.

"Aid workers have sexual exploitation of the people they should have helped," the CNN (CNN) 31 reported in the report that a homeless Haiti girl was a victim. A non-governmental organization (NGO) employee gave her 1 dollars and raped her afterwards.

The report comes from the International Development Committee of the house of Commons of the United Kingdom. Previously, employees of some of the top non-governmental organizations have been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct, including Oxfam and Save the Children. These accusations prompted the committee to investigate in February.

The report shows that sexual exploitation and sexual abuse are "very popular" in the field of international assistance, targeting locals and staff, and the range of unpopular sexual reviews to rape.

The case is likely to be "tip of the iceberg".

"Power imbalances are the main factor, though not the only one," the report warns, and those exposed cases are likely to be "the tip of the iceberg."

The report added that one of the reasons for "deep concern and vigilance" is that people who are considered to have predatory or potential dangers can easily move from one aid to another.

The committee also criticized aid groups for failing to address the problem, despite years of knowledge of reports of sexual exploitation and abuse. The report found that "reports of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid and / or peacekeepers reappeared, and the area responded to this, but then the concern was gradually desalinated."

Twigg (Stephen Twigg), the chairman of the committee, told CNN that the report said, "in at least 16 years, aid organizations have failed to solve the problem of sexual exploitation and abuse." In fact, he said, these organizations often put "their reputation above women, children and other victims of sexual exploitation and abuse".

The history of sexual misconduct can be traced back to nearly 20 years ago

Tuesday's report also pointed out that sexual misconduct by aid workers and peacekeepers "dates back nearly 20 years". The report describes the sexual exploitation and abuse of the United Nations and aid agency staff in refugee camps in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone in 2001 for girls aged 13 to 18 years of age. A victim said, "there are aid workers who have made me pregnant, but now he has left me and fell in love with another girl."

In addition, victims face other problems, including abortion and exposure to sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, the report said. Sexual abuse will also have destructive knock-on effects, including reduced education, skills training and employment opportunities, and social exclusion.

In recent years, sex exploitation scandals involving international aid organizations and United Nations peacekeeping forces have been reported from time to time. Recently, Oxfam, an international relief organization, was caught in a major scandal when its employees were revealed to be "buying spring" in Haiti and other countries, targeting underage girls. A United Nations report said that in 2014, when a peacekeepers dominated by French soldiers were stationed in the Central African Republic, local children were violated with money and food, and the youngest victims were only 8 years old.

Just Monday (30), Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Huck announced the allegations received by the United Nations system in the second quarter of this year. Haq said that in the second quarter of 2018, the United Nations system received 70 accusations of sexual exploitation and abuse. Of these allegations, 18 took place in peacekeeping forces, 25 in United Nations agencies, foundations and project teams, 24 non United Nations personnel involving partners, and 3 involving non United Nations international forces directly under the United Nations.

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