Statement on Oxfam Great Britain allegations

Media Releases, News article written on the 01 Nov 2017

Oxfam in Great Britain is treating allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation very seriously – including implementing a confidential ‘whistle-blowing’ helpline, a dedicated Safeguarding Team, and safeguarding contact points within countries.

Oxfam works in more than 90 countries around the world, with thousands of staff. As an organisation fighting for women’s rights, Oxfam treats any allegations of harassment and sexual abuse seriously.

Oxfam is committed to providing a safe and respectful environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying for employees, volunteers and the people we work with overseas.

Oxfam Australia’s workplace harassment and discrimination policy can be found on our website here.   There are versions of this policy in the various countries where our staff work.

In Australia, we also have trained workplace discrimination and harassment contact officers to allow staff to raise concerns or allegations confidentially and an anonymous whistle-blower service.