Discrimination and violence against female aid workers will be investigated — top humanitarians

After pressure from campaigners, the U.N.-led Inter-Agency Standing Committee has agreed to take action to prevent sexual discrimination and violence against female aid workers and reform its reporting and support policies for victims.

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  • Sophie Edwards

    Sophie Edwards is a Reporter for Devex based in London covering global development news including global education, water and sanitation, innovative financing, the environment along with other topics. She has previously worked for NGOs, the World Bank and spent a number of years as a journalist for a regional newspaper in the U.K. She has an MA from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA from Cambridge University.

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