How your organization can set up sexual assault prevention and response mechanisms

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Devex’s #AidToo coverage, launched in 2017 in the wake of the global #MeToo movement, has highlighted the prevalence of sexual violence in the global development sector. Eighty six percent of employees report knowing a colleague who has experienced work-related sexual harassment or assault, according to recent research. 

In line with these movements, employees in the international development sector have wanted to see changes, starting with their own organizations, explained Brooke Galloway, founder of SAPRI Consulting, a firm working with businesses across all sectors and NGOs on sexual assault prevention and response. 

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  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.