More than 1,100 women living and working within the international aid sector in 81 countries have signed an open letter demanding that women be “taken seriously by men and decision makers in humanitarian and development organizations”.
The Oxfam sexual exploitation scandal signals the arrival of the moment for an honest public conversation about charities’ role in society, the white saviour mentality, gender relations, charity accountability, and the impact of western aid and power in developing countries.
The Red Cross forced Gerald Anderson to resign from his position as head of the global charity’s half-billion-dollar response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake after concluding that he’d sexually harassed at least one subordinate, and then helped him secure a high-paying job with Save the Children.
An independent report on the Jian Ghomeshi scandal accuses the management of the CBC of condoning the former Q host’s abusive workplace behaviour.
CBC commentator Ian Capstick alleges he was sexually harassed by two former MPs while working as a Parliament Hill political staffer several years ago.
Here are the most recent Canadian news headlines on workplace harassment and bullying, compiled by Obert Madondo.