The essential guide to the 2018 UN General Assembly

The essential guide to the 2018 UN General Assembly

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. …

Sex for help: How NGO employees abuse their power

Sex for help: How NGO employees abuse their power

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. …

UN settles sex assault 'retaliation' case after 15 years

UN settles sex assault 'retaliation' case after 15 years

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

Noted Humanitarian Charged With Child Rape in Nepal, Stunning a Village

Noted Humanitarian Charged With Child Rape in Nepal, Stunning a Village

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.” …

Order of Canada recipient Peter Dalglish accused of abusing children he pledged to help

Order of Canada recipient Peter Dalglish accused of abusing children he pledged to help

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.”

UN refugee chief Craig Sanders accused of sex scandal cover-up

UN refugee chief Craig Sanders accused of sex scandal cover-up

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. …

Senior UN aid chief is being investigated over claims he tried to cover up food-for-sex scandal

Senior UN aid chief is being investigated over claims he tried to cover up food-for-sex scandal

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. …

Blocking Child Porn on Campus

Blocking Child Porn on Campus

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. …

UN’s culture of silence allows sexual harassment to continue

UN’s culture of silence allows sexual harassment to continue

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. …