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30 Jun 2008 description

Why don't disaster survivors who have been sexually exploited or abused by aid workers complain? Because keeping quiet is normal.

HAP International releases report into Sexual Exploitation and Abuse entitled, 'To complain or not to complain: still the question.'

No one really likes to complain but we do. In a given day we might complain if our food is overcooked in a restaurant, or if our 12 o'clock train doesn't appear until 12.35.

09 Jun 2008 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 9 June 2008 (IRIN) - 'Participation', 'rights-based' and 'consultative' are all terms associated with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as the paradigm for humanitarian aid has shifted from agencies thinking they know best, to trying to put affected people at the heart of their aid responses. But when push comes to shove, and beneficiaries are unhappy with what they receive, do NGOs listen?