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EVENT: The humanitarian #MeToo moment - where do we go from here?

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There has been much discussion recently around sexual abuse in the humanitarian sector following the widely reported scandal at Oxfam UK in Haiti. But beyond the headlines, there is a recognition that no organisation is immune. This problem affects the whole humanitarian sector and its ability to operate, maintain public trust, funding and more. 

The Graduate Institute and IRIN News co-hosted a frank and open discussion on what the #MeToo moment means for the humanitarian sector. Bringing together whistle-blower, investigator, NGO and donor perspectives, this discussion aimed to shift the debate towards a more nuanced and constructive examination of the issue. Watch the event recording and hear directly from Oxfam, the organisation whose internal investigation sparked the media firestorm.

THURSDAY 22 MARCH 2018, 12:30 - 14:00

AUDITORIUM IVAN PICTET | MAISON DE LA PAIX, GENEVA

Introduction:

  • Elisabeth Prügl, @ElisabethPruegl, Professor in International Relations and Political Science, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Panel discussion:

  • Avril Benoit, @avrilbenoit, Director of Communications and Fundraising, Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Hannah Clare, Global PSEA Adviser, Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Jeremy Konyndyk, @JeremyKonyndyk, Former Director of the United States Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
  • Amira Malik Miller, Swedish civil servant and former aid worker
  • Fionna Smyth, @FionnaCSmyth, Head of Humanitarian Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam GB

Moderator:

With the contribution of:

  • Maria Thestrup, Code of Conduct Compliance Officer, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Gry Tina Tinde, @TinaTinde, Gender and Diversity Coordinator, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 

Organised in partnership with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

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