SOURCE: Daily Mail
18 October 2018

As the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development, Minister Penny Mordaunt began to deliver remarks at today’s DFID ‘International Safeguarding Summit’, Ms. Alexia Pepper de Caires walked onto the stage in protest, confronting Ms. Mordaunt about DFID’s actions to silence activists at the event. “A number of us would like to be on this platform, but we have been kept back by DFID and your attempts to control the women who are speaking out in this sector, very eloquently put by Paula Donovan who refused to get on a plane last night to come to this summit. She had asked to speak, other women I have been in touch with have also asked to speak at this summit to talk about the real change that needs to happen, and we have been kept back.” 

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Read more about Ms. Pepper de Caires intervention and the decision by Code Blue’s Paula Donovan to withdraw from participation in the summit.

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