A new report on the scale and extent of sexual abuse and exploitation in the aid sector should come as no surprise, says Jacqui Hunt of Equality Now. A report published in July by the UK House of Commons International Development Committee (IDC) has condemned the “complacency, verging on complicity” of the aid sector in responding to widespread sexual abuse and exploitation by its staff.... Continue Reading
Jacqui Hunt is the director of the Europe office at Equality Now, an international women’s rights organization. She has spearheaded several of Equality Now’s successful campaigns, including the creation of a United Nations Working Group to focus on ending discrimination against women in law and in practice. She was seconded to UNIFEM on a part-time basis for two years to support the International Women’s Commission for a Just and Sustainable Middle East Peace. Previously, she practiced law at Linklaters and for a development finance institution. Hunt holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics.