The case against a former Ottawa aid worker, accused of victimizing several Nepalese boys, is the latest black mark for the international aid community, which has seen several organizations roiled by allegations of workers committing sex crimes against children.
By Abdi Latif Dahir, Max de Haldevang & Annalisa Merelli
… Lori Handrahan, who conducted an agency-wide sexual abuse review for the UN’s humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) in 2009, adds that action so far has been so minimal that they haven’t even installed software to stop employees who download and trade child pornography at OCHA. “They’re not even starting to address [sexual abuse],” she says. …
By Katharina Bracher
… Lori Handrahan is convinced that this accumulation of scandals is no coincidence. In line with the #metoo movement, activists from the industry launched the hashtag #aidtoo a year ago. Since then, believes Handrahan, long-hidden and secretive abuse scandals gradually appeared - the whole "dirt" will finally be visible. The silence was broken. …
Huge congratulations to Caroline Hunt-Matthes who never gave up and pursued justice for 15 years. UNHCR finally did the right thing. Caroline paved the way for others to experience justice. Thank you Caroline!#AidToo#MeToo#TimesUp https://t.co/LKTtTjtR3gpic.twitter.com/Vh0XgWZPLF
— Lori Handrahan (@LoriHandrahan2)June 5, 2018
By Kai Schultz and Rajneesh Bhandari
…“Peter Dalglish’s arrest should be a ‘teachable moment’ for the humanitarian community to understand and recognize how predators exploit the cover of ‘heroism’ to commit crimes,” Lori Handrahan, a veteran humanitarian worker, wrote in an essay published on Medium. “Let’s be clear. Peter Dalglish is not a hero. He never was.” …
By Nathan Vanderklippe and Joe Friesen
But large organizations must do more, including the installation of software to help spot pedophiles, said Lori Handrahan, author of Epidemic: America’s Trade in Child Rape. … ”Anybody who is going to gain access to children has to groom everybody around them first − and they do that by pretending that they care so much about children,” Ms. Handrahan said. That is “a classic profile of a pedophile.”
By Sean O’Neill
… Lori Handrahan claims Mr Sanders told her in a rage that he would not have “a sex-for-food scandal on my watch”. Ms Handrahan, 48, has spoken to The Times and given written evidence to the Commons international development committee. She said she was speaking out after this newspaper exposed the cover-up of sexual exploitation of women by Oxfam aid workers after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. …
By Charlie Bayliss
… Former aid worker Lori Handrahan claims LEGAL ADD; to MP's that Mr Sanders angrily told her that he 'would not have a sex-for-food scandal on my watch'.
The 48-year-old has given evidence to to the House of Commons international development committee and The Times about the alleged abuse. …
By Lindsay McKenzie
… Lori Handrahan, a human rights activist and author of Epidemic: America’s Trade in Child Rape, said that her research has shown a “concerning number” of university professors being arrested on child-pornography charges. As of early 2017, Handrahan had identified 115 university professors and staff arrested on child-pornography charges in recent years, though Handrahan said that her research was not comprehensive and the true number is likely much larger. These crimes are frequently committed on campus, said Handrahan, but very few universities have any kind of blocks or filters in place. …
By Rasna Warah
… In an article published this month in Forbes, Dr Lori Handrahan, a gender expert, says that when she raised the issue of a “food-for-sex” scandal at the refugee agency, UNHCR, she was ordered not to talk about it.
When her article on the sexual abuse of female refugees was published in The New York Times, she was warned that she would never work for UNHCR again. …
By Shane Harris
… Crimes against children aren’t limited by government agency or the profession of the offenders, who hail from the military, local law enforcement, and federal departments. “Child porn within our government agencies has reached crisis level,” Lori Handrahan, a researcher of child sex abuse cases, wrote in a recent blog post. Handrahan, who has documented other cases in and out of government, says large numbers of men are downloading child pornography frequently from their work computers. …
By Matt Blake
… In an article for The Washington Times, Lori Handrahan linked the agency’s porn habits with the Secret Service’s Columbia prostitute scandal before relating both to a problem with Obama’s leadership.
‘The Colombia scandal was the president’s wake-up call. The White House needed to order an in-depth and urgent investigation into porn, child porn and prostitution in all government agencies. Mr. Obama did no such thing.
‘Now America’s Missile Defense Agency may be exposing the core of our national security,’ Handrahan, a professor at American University's School of International Service, wrote on Friday. …/