Religion and the Global Framing of Gender Violence faculty fellow Dr. Shenilla Khoja-Moolji discusses the culture of impunity that surrounds sexual violence and exploitation by foreign charities in developing countries. She draws parallels between the recent More Than Me scandal in Liberia and her home country of Pakistan to illustrate the prevalence of this issue, and provides recommendations on what must be done to prevent them from happening and ensure strict action is taken against perpetrators.
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Dr. Shenilla Khoja-Moolji is a postdoctoral Fellow, in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research problematizes the centering of girls’ education and empowerment as a solution to societal problems, especially in relation to Muslim-majority nations.