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The Headington Institute in California estimates at least one to two percent of aid workers have experienced sexual assault during their humanitarian career. We continue to ask for humanitarian law to be respected.” UNDER-REPORTED Without proper reporting mechanisms, victims of sexual violence are often unwilling to speak out.
The beating and gang rape of civilians, including aid workers, in a rampage by South Sudanese government troops at the Hotel Terrain in the capital Juba last July, has thrown light on the dangers, but more needs to be done, officials say. Many fear retaliation, with figures from Report the Abuse showing that 24 percent of those who report abuse are attacked again.
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Catherine Plumridge, a security advisor, said living in close quarters and in often unstable environments can make humanitarian workers more vulnerable to sexual attacks. In theory, that should create a stronger community but it seems to be the opposite that’s happening.” Cases like Nobert’s are not uncommon.“I think about the cocktail of drugs put into my drink and I wonder what the long term impact could be.” Nobert, an international human rights lawyer with expertise in sexual and gender-based assault, had moved to Bentiu, South Sudan, in January 2015 to work on a U. She was then raped by her colleague, another international member of staff.“Drugs are very common in the humanitarian sector,” said Nobert, who moved to Geneva a few months ago to campaign on the issue of sexual violence in the aid sector.We’d share horror stories, screenshot Tinder profiles or bad Whats App chats from boys we had met and, when things got bad, we would rally.We’d console one another with takeaway and tequila. I squirm, pull a face and make some self-deprecating joke at his (and our) expense.
“We have had staff report an incident to law enforcement and they have been prosecuted for adultery or extra-marital sex, or they have been raped again by local law enforcement,” said Plumridge, the security adviser.