Assault against DfID staff in the past 5 years

Nicola Kelly made this Freedom of Information request to Department for International Development

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Dear Department for International Development,

I would like information about the number of aid workers - both DfID staff and staff from international NGOs - who have been sexually assaulted or abused while working in the field from 1 October 2011 to 1 October 2016 ie. over the course of the past 5 years.

Statistics show that as many as 8,000 aid workers have experienced some form of sexual assault while working for an aid organisation since 2011.

Please can you let me know how many aid workers have reported a case of:

- inappropriate physical contact
- unwanted verbal advances
- attempted sexual abuse
- sexual violence

Many thanks,
Nicola Kelly

Department for International Development

Dear Ms Kelly

Thank you for your request for information which we received today, 3
October. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will respond to you directly as soon as possible
and within 20 working days.

Please note the Department for International Development may also publish
our response to Freedom of Information requests at www.gov.uk/dfid.

Please contact me if you have any queries, quoting reference number
F2016-312.

Yours sincerely

Sandy Docherty
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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Dear Department for International Development,

Many thanks. I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Nicola Kelly

Dear Sandy,

Please do let me know when you have had time to consider this request. I will need to file the story by 18 November and will be required to mention the Department for International Development.

Yours faithfully,

Nicola Kelly

Department for International Development

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Dear Ms Kelly

Please find attached the Department for International Development's
response to your Freedom of Information request F2016-312.

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Docherty
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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