The Toronto van attack, which left 10 people dead, "is likely to bring on a variety of feelings among those affected — people who witnessed the event, the first responders who provided care for victims and even those of us who simply saw news coverage of the horrible incident," writes
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Instead of dehumanizing people who engage in extremism inspired by hate and white supremacy, we should try to understand their humanity, and the experiences, pain and vulnerability fueling their inclination to violence.
More than a thousand women condemn sexual misconduct in international aid sectorMore than a thousand women condemn sexual misconduct in international aid sector
More than 1,100 women living and working within the international aid sector in 81 countries have signed an open letter demanding that women be "taken seriously by men and decision makers in humanitarian and development organizations".
The Oxfam sexual exploitation scandal signals the arrival of the moment for an honest public conversation about charities' role in society, the white saviour mentality, gender relations, charity accountability, and the impact of western aid and power in developing countries.