Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 08:30
1129 20th St NW 5th Floor, Washington,
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CEO Breakfast: #MeToo: Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Humanitarian and Development Sector

This event created a safe space for SID-Washington CEOs to talk with peers across all sectors of international development about how to address sexual harassment. A panel of CEOs discussed issues of policy, culture and accountability; cross-organizational challenges, such as hiring and referrals; effects on program implementation, including to tackling sexual exploitation; and the public debate and impact of news stories on the overall sector. We also discussed how SID-Washington can support its members in addressing this issue.

Questions included: What works - not just in terms of strong policies, but having a positive culture and strong accountability? How do we balance the tension of a legal risk-mitigation approach and creating a culture of transparency and accountability? What are the challenges we must address cooperatively across the sector? While the public debate for our sector is driven by individual stories, the issue could have a cumulative impact on the sector "brand" as a whole - do we need to think collectively about our messaging? And how do we do this, knowing that any of our organizations could be at risk?

With all the recent news stories and allegations about sexual misconduct in our sector, we thought an off-the record discussion about this important issue would be very timely. We hope you enjoyed the event!

Registration began at 8:00 AM. Light breakfast and networking was available, sponsored by DAI.

Each SID-Washington Institutional Member was able to send one representative - your CEO or CEO's designee.

This event has passed. If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].

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Melissa Logan
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Chemonics International


President and CEO, Oxfam America
President and CEO, Banyan Global
President and CEO, Save the Children
Tessie San Martin
President and CEO, Plan International USA