The Oxfam Scandal: Let’s Have an Honest Conversation about Accountability

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The slew of bad publicity that has affected the sector in the wake of the Oxfam scandal shows little sign of abating. The Times recently ran a story making fresh allegations about staff misconduct in Haiti – the latest in a series of front pages about Oxfam’s historical failures to address sexual harassment and exploitation. Disturbing accounts have emerged of sexual violence in other organisations too, prompting DFID to announce several measures to improve safeguarding standards. Early signs of the effect that the revelations have had on public perceptions of NGOs are worrying. Read more here.

Source: Accountable Now

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