The darker side of development: #AidToo, Harassment, Abuse and Assault


The darker side of development: #AidToo, Harassment, Abuse and Assault

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The #AidToo movement, which stemmed from the #MeToo movement, has brought to light incidences of sexual harassment and abuse within development work.

In this episode, I sit down with Carrie Hessler-Radelet, President and CEO of Project Concern International (PCI). Carrie describes her own personal experience with sexual assault and shares the important role that speaking out has had for her and can have for survivors. Carrie and I discuss best practices for preventing and responding to abuse and harassment in the global development workspace, both internally within organizations and within the communities where we work.

This conversation continues our 2019 theme for A Deeper Look podcast: the darker side of development — the paradoxes and unintended consequences of international development efforts. You can listen to A Deeper Look on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud or wherever you get your podcasts. I invite you to subscribe and join the conversation by leaving a comment, submitting a rating or sharing this episode on social media.

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