Jessica Abrahams


Jessica Abrahams is Devex's Associate Editor for Europe. Based in London, she was previously an editor at Prospect magazine and has written for publications including the Guardian, the Telegraph, Bloomberg News, and Germany's taz.die tageszeitung with a focus on global women's rights and social affairs. She holds graduate degrees in journalism from City University London and in international relations from Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals.

Latest Articles

Samantha Power: 'There is no option B after multilateralism'
15 Jun 2018

Former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power has spoken out about a backsliding on multilateralism, saying it is “mindless and self-defeating” to turn our back on multilateral solutions to global problems.

Rohingya activist wins $1 million humanitarian prize
11 Jun 2018

Kyaw Hla Aung, who says he is in fear of his safety in Myanmar, has nominated three charities to share the Aurora prize money.

First pledges announced to combat Ebola in DRC
11 May 2018

Early funding pledges have been announced following a confirmed outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the United Kingdom and Wellcome Trust among the first to commit.

Save the Children suspends DFID bidding amid sexual misconduct scandal
27 Apr 2018

Save the Children UK is to withdraw from bidding on government contracts as it comes under investigation for its handling of sexual harassment allegations.

Biggest UK aid organizations report gender pay gap in favor of men
5 Apr 2018

The United Kingdom's biggest aid organizations have revealed gender pay gaps ranging from 1 percent to 45 percent as part of a government drive to crack down on the problem — but the sector fares better than some.

Marie Stopes International reports 45 percent gender pay gap
3 Apr 2018

The family planning nonprofit has reported one of the highest gender pay gaps among aid organizations so far as part of new regulations in the United Kingdom.

UK aid chief demands action on sexual misconduct
13 Feb 2018

The United Kingdom charity regulator has launched a statutory inquiry into Oxfam, following allegations of sexual misconduct among staff members in Haiti and Chad, as development secretary Penny Mordaunt summons international aid leaders for a safeguarding summit before the end of the month.

Oxfam announces reforms, due to meet UK aid chief after sexual misconduct scandal
12 Feb 2018

Oxfam has outlined a package of reforms after news broke of alleged sexual misconduct among its staff members, and is set to meet with the United Kingdom’s international development secretary on Monday to discuss the scandal.

European donors fast-track UNRWA funding to plug US gap
23 Jan 2018

The governments of Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands have announced immediate disbursements of funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees in recent days, after the United States government said it was "freezing" $65 million of funds.

Breaking: DFID chief Priti Patel resigns
8 Nov 2017

The U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel has resigned following media revelations about unauthorized meetings with Israeli officials. DFID staff were later asked to explore cooperation with the Israeli aid agency and army, it emerged this week.