Join us for an open, honest, and frank conversation.
For too long, the international aid sector has contended with the open secret of widespread sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) from within our ranks.
VOICE is not afraid to say it: any institution that has men in positions of power working on behalf of women and girls is potentially negligent. We are not talking about a few bad apples; in all international NGOs and UN agencies, predatory men continue to hide behind a curtain of altruism.
There is a better way to handle this. Organizations must implement real, feminist policy changes that protect the women and children they claim to serve. This dirty little secret of the aid community can no longer be hidden in plain sight.
So we're gonna talk about it.