13 Mar 2018
Save the Children whistleblowers speak out
New Internationalist magazine has collated recent articles on the issue of sexual harassment in the NGO sector, the experiences of those who are speaking out against it and the steps needed to ensure equality and respect in the workplace and in international development assistance.
Save the Children whistleblowers speak out Brie O’Keefe and Alexia Pepper de Caires speak to Ben Phillips about the ‘loneliness’ of taking on powerful institutions ‘Save the Children bosses now publicly praise us for what they call a “wake-up call” on harassment but the past few nights I have been having nightmares,’ recounts Brie O’Keefe, a former staff member who helped expose sexual misconduct at the organization.
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