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Required Nondisclosure Clauses in the Aid & Development Sectors May Keep Employees from Being "Whistleblowers" & Revealing Allegations of Misconduct

There are growing concerns that nondisclosure agreements are being used to cover up wrongdoing and reinforce power imbalances. Photo by: Jasn / CC BY-NC

Whistleblowers are raising concerns about the use of nondisclosure agreements within the global development and humanitarian sector, with some suggesting they are being used to suppress allegations of misconduct.

By Emma Smith // 21 September 2020

BARCELONA — Whistleblowers are raising concerns about the use of nondisclosure agreements within the global development and humanitarian sector, with some suggesting they are being used to suppress allegations of misconduct.

Also known as confidentiality or gag clauses, experts say they are becoming more common in employment contracts with development organizations, and are also sometimes used in termination settlements.

However, the secretive nature of such agreements — which prevents signatories from revealing certain information publicly — means little is known about how common they are in the sector or how they are being used.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Girls & Young Women: Halting Lives

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread worldwide it is becoming clear that the outbreak of this virus has implications that reach far beyond the direct impact on people’s physical health. What started as a health emergency is causing fundamental shifts in society as governments struggle to try and contain the crisis.

At the height of the isolation measures about 3.9 billion people (half of the world’s population) were in lockdown. Restrictions have eased in many countries, but COVID-19 prevention measures such as local lockdowns, social distancing, meeting only in ‘bubbles’ and wearing facemasks remain in place.

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Consequences of the COVID-19 Lockdown on Stalking Victimisation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7483056/ - Website Includes References.

Also Via SVRI – Sexual Violence Research Initiative

Kelly BracewellPaul Hargreaves, and Nicky Stanley – Published September 2020

Abstract

Stalking involves repeated unwanted communication, harassment, and intrusive behaviour. This brief report draws on a service evaluation undertaken immediately prior to and during the 2020 COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic creates a paradox when considering safety in the home, but it is important to recognise the dangers this presents to many victims of stalking. The information presented in this report is based on existing literature and early evidence from semi-structured interviews and discussions with 15 victims and six practitioners. Whilst lockdown measures might appear to be a time when victims are less accessible to their stalkers, early evidence from this study suggests that their vulnerability is increased. Technology has helped to facilitate stalking behaviours by providing stalkers with new approaches to control, humiliate, threaten and isolate their victims. Some lockdown restrictions have provided increased opportunities for stalkers to monitor their victims and the professional uncertainty and recognition around stalking has continued, coupled with delays in the criminal justice system. The COVID-19 crisis has reversed gains made by stalking victims and has imprisoned some victims in their homes making their whereabouts easier to monitor. Stalking behaviour has not ceased as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions and the risk of harm to victims remains significant. Effective practice, policy and legal responses are required for both the victims and perpetrators of stalking during the pandemic and afterwards.

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Equal Pay - Gender Pay Gap - First International Equal Pay Day

UN Women/Piyavit Thongsa-Ard - A migrant worker sews clothes in a factory in western Thailand. Working more than 12 hours a day, with overtime, they earn less than the minimum daily wage, leaving them with barely enough money for rent, food, or savings.

 “Worldwide, women only make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. As a result, there’s a lifetime of income inequality between men and women and more women are retiring into poverty.”

Equal Pay Essential to Build a World of Dignity &  Justice for All - First International Equal Pay Day – Priority for Women

18 September 2020 - The United Nations is marking the first ever International Equal Pay Day, on Friday, drawing attention to the gender pay gap – the difference between what a woman earns compared to a man, for work of equal value – and the systemic inequalities it is rooted in. 

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