Report to Oxfam, acted improperly to signs of sexual abuse in Haiti

The British aid agency Oxfam, according to the independent commission of inquiry is not the right thing to when the organization of the signals received from the sexual abuse in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. According to the Independent Commission needs to be a culture change within the organisation, such things in the future to prevent it.

In a one and one-half years of study (pdf) found that Oxfam’s allegations about staff are not well-used to generate.

There are examples of the fact that the leadership should have learned that women got pregnant and were to become employees of the organisation. These accusations were to be ignored. In one case, an employee is dismissed, but no further action will be taken.

According to the survey, there were more than one form of sexual exploitation of children in Haiti. This meant that women’s aid is offered in return for sex, while they are already entitled to this relief had to.

Punishment for a women who would

Women who refused were punished severely. For example, they had less and less to help, whether it was their guy got fired. Women who are less attractive, have been considered to be, and were, according to witnesses to last longer in the burning sun, waiting for relief.

The women were given no psychological support for the market after reports of sexual exploitation of children.

Aid organization took action

Oxfam has already taken action, so as to endorse the commission’s decision. When it became apparent that the staff in the relief operation after the earthquake, a young prostitute had been hired for the seksfeesten, among others, were subject to disciplinary measures to be taken against a number of people were taken in.

The relief agency called the report “painful,” but “most welcome”. Oxfam has said that the recommendations of the commission, to take over.

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