6. feb, 2019

#Aid too in Geneva

Interesting session today in Geneva as one of the side events of the  World Health Assembly  : #AidToo:  Sexual exploitation in international cooperationCould not help but notice that the problem of abuse was less discussed. It seems that one way of avoiding abuse or unequal power is to shift responsibility (and power) to the refugee population, rather than having them being managed by expatriate NGO staff. But much more interesting would be what we mean by accountability. In terms of legitimizing the job opportunities form local people, accountability should be in the very first place, rather than donors and constituencies. In terms of gender, abuse and 'the others', we could respect local values ​​and local ways of preventing and addressing violence.