Report: Oxfam, charity active in West Bank, has 'toxic' work environment

LONDON - Bullying and elitism within global aid charity Oxfam have created "toxic" work environments and enabled sexual harassment by staff, an independent commission has found.
Many workers said they had faced entrenched elitism, sexism and racism, while problem staff members were often not held accountable for their actions, found the interim report released this week.
"There is still a lot to do in terms of building trust within the organisation," Shannon Mouillesseaux, one of the commissioners, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Former victims and whistleblowers said they had faced a lack of accountability when raising complaints, with some saying they had been effectively pushed out of the organization.
Oxfam said it was making changes to clamp down on misconduct and would act on the report's recommendations.