Join The World and The Nonprofit Quarterly for a panel discussion about the #MeToo movement LIVE at WGBH’s studio at the Boston Public Library. The discussion will be moderated by Amy Costello, series reporter and senior correspondent at The Nonprofit Quarterly with guests, Dyan Mazurana, research director at the Feinstein International Center and an associate research professor at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and former aid worker Shannon Mouillesseaux, who was violently assaulted in Sri Lanka while working for the United Nations.Humanitarian workers from across the globe are speaking out about their experiences with sexual abuse and harassment, and are demanding major reforms. This conversation is part of a series on-air and at PRI.org featuring the candid perspectives of veteran aid workers, uncovers the underlying causes for abuse and harassment, and looks ahead to what can be done to make the sector safer for everyone.
Posted by Across Women's Lives on Thursday, March 22, 2018
Watch yesterday’s special Facebook Live event, “Is the International Sector Having its #MeToo Moment?” cosponsored by NPQ and PRI’s The World/Across Women’s Lives and held at the Boston Public Library. Speakers at the event describe the organizational and field-based dynamics that have left global aid workers at risk for sexual assault and harassment, especially at the hands of colleagues. Their insights should help inform all nonprofits on the self-reinforcing components of an enabling environment.
Amy Costello, NPQ’s Senior Correspondent and Investigations Editor, reported the underlying series and chairs this panel. Panelists include:
- Shannon Mouillesseaux, a former aid worker who was violently assaulted while working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In the years following the attack, Shannon has sought justice from the UN and worked to make the humanitarian system more supportive for survivors of critical incidents.
- Dyan Mazurana, PhD, a research director at the Feinstein International Center and an associate research professor at The Fletcher School, Tufts University.
We are deeply grateful for the participation of the panelists in this important event.