Complainants receive pro bono bespoke advice on their rights, options, and remedies anytime, anywhere. Anonymously, if needed. With complete confidentiality. Where AAPC isn't the best match, we help you find another attorney. More reporting helps map patterns of the problem and also herd immunity against retaliation.
AAPC collects and publishes policies, judgements, public statements, research, and news on harassment from the international development sector. All in one place. With greater access to information on rights, processes, and global trends, complainants and colleagues find more courage, perpetrators know the consequences, and public opinion turns supportive.
To ensure that the internal justice mechanism is fair, transparent, and accessible, AAPC supports complainants through all stages from reporting to seeking highest possible sanction and damages. Where the misconduct is also a crime, AAPC helps complainants find local criminal lawyers. Consistent and visible higher punishments will deter future offenders.
Increased reporting can help identify patterns and repeat offenders. It can also highlight gaps in resources, capacity, and policies. It makes organisations accountable for failing in their duty of care and face steep fines for their role in your ordeal. Misconduct costs real money - loss of talent, public trust; delay in deliverable mandates; administrative hours and fines.
Litigation holds organisations to their promises and policies on safeguarding. With each case, AAPC will collate and analyse data to identify specific shortcomings to further advocacy on survivor-centered responses, such as stopping adversarial litigation, not invoking privileges, practicing transparency in the process.
Increased sanctions - higher damages - data driven advocacy - strategic litigation to limit use of immunities - alert States of bottom line cost of misconduct. These together make cultural change inevitable.
AAPC fights for the right to safe and dignified workplaces within international organisations. Harassment-free workplaces are possible!