Sexual Abuse and Explotation

CEO Pledge on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, and Harassment

CEO Pledge on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, and Harassment

More than 110 CEOs of nongovernmental organizations announced a pledge today that commits to prevent sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment of NGO staff and the communities they serve. The pledge represents a public commitment to practices and policies that will not only protect the staff of the participating organizations but also the communities they serve. 

The UN Appoints its First Rights Advocate for Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

The UN Appoints its First Rights Advocate for Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Refugees International (RI) applauds U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ appointment of Jane Connors as the organization’s first-ever Victims’ Rights Advocate. The appointment is a significant step forward in the UN's renewed commitment to eradicate sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in its peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.