Preventing Abuses in the International Aid Sector: A Global Effort, and a British-based Case Study


  • Jim Harries Alliance for Vulnerable Mission


Embarrassing international revelations of aid workers’ sexual involvement with populations they serve have contributed to major efforts at eradicating sexual and other abuses of vulnerable people in international work. With buy-in from diverse governments, the United Nations and the World Health Organization have led an endeavour at countering abuses globally, especially among those in receipt of various forms of international aid. This article provides an overall introduction to this effort, adds a case study of how the British government sees itself as taking a lead, and concludes with ways in which this endeavour impacts Christian mission work by British citizens.

Author Biography

Jim Harries, Alliance for Vulnerable Mission

Chair; missionary in East Africa since 1988


2023-07-05 — Updated on 2023-09-02




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