Friday, February 23, 2018

Oxfam: ‘Your Donation Will Help Us Protect Impoverished Girls From Our Employees’

International nongovernmental organization Oxfam announced a new pledge campaign Thursday requesting help in their effort to protect impoverished girls from sexual predation at the hands of Oxfam employees. “Your donation can make a difference in the lives of girls in countries suffering from the effects of war, natural disasters, economic exploitation, or the unwanted sexual advances of our aid workers,” Oxfam executive director Winnie Byanyima said in a statement encouraging potential donors to sponsor a girl directly to ensure her continuing safety. “Our work in some of the world’s poorest, most harassed regions would not be possible without the generosity of people like you. Your donation can bring hope to girls suffering at the hands of our most debauched staff members.” Byanyima added that more than anything else, Oxfam was seeking committed, enthusiastic volunteers to help them combat further injustices.
Back in 2010 (Icons passim) I helped out, at the behest of the Royal Household with the Disaster Emergency Committee when it was working on the Haiti earthquake. I was really impressed with the people and the processes. Oxfam is a member of DEC and I am staggered by the revelations of what was going on.
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