Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Exploitation in the Aid Sector: Cowboys and Kings

This paper uses the stories of 29 aid workers from around the world to piece together the scale of the abuse within the sector. This research finds that gender-based violence, perpetrated by humanitarian actors, is condoned, covered-up, and replicated throughout the entire aid sector. It will attempt to make sense of the abuse of power and privilege which has become a daily reality for women working in the sector, and for the women and girls it serves.