Power, poverty, and aid: The mix that fuelled sex abuse claims in Congo

Sep 30, 2020

Fifty-one women told reporters they had been sexually abused or exploited by men identifying themselves as aid workers in Beni, one of the outbreak’s epicentres. The massive Ebola operation brought thousands of jobs to be filled by locals to the poverty-stricken region  from community outreach work to cleaners and other roles. With men holding most decision-making positions, the way was opened for exploitation of women eager for jobs paying well above standard, aid workers told reporters. The New Humanitrian

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