Thursday 10 September 2020 / 3:01 PM International Development / Preet Gill

Preet Kaur Gill responds to launch of strategy safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in aid sector

Preet Kaur Gill MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, responding to the launch of the UK strategy safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment within the aid sector, said:

“While the government’s safeguarding strategy is a welcome step towards rebuilding trust and preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in the aid sector, there remain serious questions about how the UK will implement and monitor the commitments in the strategy.

“This is a good start but now we need to see government action to ensure all those who receive UK aid have the right practices in place to end exploitation and abuse and deliver real and meaningful cultural change.”