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This report is based on a quantitative online survey, with 76 responders and 8 qualitative follow-up interviews, to explore the impact of COVID-19 on complaint mechanisms. The research findings…
This webinar provides training on integrating GBV risk mitigation and how to support a survivor of GBV and safe referrals. This training is designed to provide an introduction to and resources for…
The risk of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment (SEAH) is likely to continue to increase in the coming months during the COVID-19 pandemic and response. Evidence from previous…
In the context of the COVID-19 response, this webinar explores the following questions: - What does ‘safeguarding’ pertain to, whose responsibility should it be to define ‘vulnerable’ groups or…
This short brief by the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) sub-cluster Palestine outlines key messages on GBV support for the COVID-19 Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) strategy. It…
This short document identifies 10 key risks that Oxfam needs to be aware of in relation to COVID-19 and sexual exploitation abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH) and child abuse. While it has been…
This easy read evidence digest draws on evidence from past infectious disease epidemics to explore how the risks of sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH) increase during these…
This one pager complements Oxfam's COVID-19 and SEAH risk identification document. It provides suggestions for how to mitigate the risk of sexual exploitation abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH).…
This guidance note aims to provide advice to practitioners, especially those working with at-risk communities, on how to safely and appropriately communicate Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual…
This video gives guidance to safeguarding practitioners about child safeguarding during the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers the child safeguarding risks that can arise during pandemics, such as COVID-19…
This guidance supports organisations to apply the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) commitments in their responses to COVID-19. The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality…
A short guidance looking at adaptations that may need to be made to investigations as a result of restrictions imposed by Covid-19 response. The guidance reiterates that the same basic principles and…
The risk of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment (SEAH) is likely to continue to increase in the coming months during the COVID-19 pandemic and response. Evidence from previous…
DFID Guidance Note for DFID Staff and Implementing Partners: Safeguarding Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment (SEAH) across DFID Programmes during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This evidence digest draws on evidence from past infectious disease epidemics to explore how the risks of sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH) increase during these outbreaks, and…
This webinar looks at how the humanitarian community is working to support the most vulnerable and reduce the risks associated with humanitarian responses to COVID-19. It discusses how in previous…
This guidance is an update of the guidance note “COVID-19: How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement” based on feedback the RCCE group received…
This UNICEF guide provides tips on protecting adolescents from increased online risks during COVID-19. The guide is aimed at adolescents and is accompanied by UNICEF's note for governments, ICT…
This guidance complements and expands on the Inter-Agency Guidance on Home Quarantine & Isolation in Overcrowded Settings to ensure that special consideration is given for children and adults who…
This short note provides a summary of the heightened risks of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) during the COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan. It outlines five measures that can help prevent and…
This guidance provides an overview of key risks that children face online, particularly given that their activities online are likely to be increased during COVID-19. The guidance also includes tips…
DFID's Girls Education Challenge (GEC) is the largest global fund dedicated to girls' education. This is a template for GEC projects to use during the COVID-19 outbreak to think though the…
This briefing from Keeping Children Safe sets out how organisations can use the Keeping Children Safe International Child Safeguarding Standards to ensure they do all they can to protect children…
This guidance is to help schools and teachers support pupils’ education at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It is designed to be read alongside Coronavirus (COVID-19): safeguarding in…
This is a living document that summarises key considerations to those planning to embark on data collection on violence against women and girls (VAWG) during COVID-19. It sets out key risks,…
This briefing note outlines emerging trends and implications for the provision of essential services (health, police and justice, social services and coordination of these services) for women and…
This guidance is intended to support humanitarian agencies as they consider remote Child Protection Case Management during COVID-19. The guidance describes the considerable amount of preparation,…
This briefing provides an overview of the main concerns that children and young people have been talking to Childline counsellors about during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Gaining an insight…
This webinar delivered by the Gender Based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) explores how to adapt GBV case management approaches during COVID-19. 
This tip sheet produced by the PSEA Network in Mozambique sets out key considerations for local PSEA Network members on SEA and COVID-19. The tip sheets includes information about who is particularly…
This tip sheet produced by the PSEA Network in Myanmar sets out six key steps that PSEA Network members in Myanmar should take during COVID-19. These include: 1. Ensure key staff are still working…
This UNICEF technical note aims to protect children online during the COVID-19 lockdown when increased online activity puts children at greater risk of online harms such as sexual exploitation,…
This UNICEF note provides suggestions of how to reach survivors who cannot easily access phone-based gender-based violence (GBV) support given the mobility restrictions associated with COVID-19.  It…
DFID's Girls Education Challenge (GEC) is the largest global fund dedicated to girls' education. This guidance note emphasises the importance of keeping in contact with girls safely during the COVID-…
This short guide provides rapid contingency considerations for case management during the COVID-19 crisis. Produced by Terre des hommes, the note provides guidance on how to deal with caseload, align…
The purpose of this additional ‘companion piece’ is to underline the importance of safeguarding in research in the context of COVID-19, highlight specific issues to consider during the current crisis…
Raising Voices has developed a series of practical Guidance Notes to support activist organizations in adapting and sustaining their Violence Against Women (VAW) prevention activities. These are…
This checklist has been adapted from the Interim Technical Note, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) during COVID-19 Response, specifically for local and national actors. The purpose…
This guidance is designed to provide programmatic guidance for decision making on sexual and reproductive health, including maternal and newborn health services, in fragile and humanitarian settings…
This guidance note aims to provide practical support to service providers operating Women and Girls Safe Spaces (WGSS) on how to adapt programming in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This note…
This webinar, delivered by The Alliance of Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, explores how children in refugee contexts are at heightened risks of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence…
This guide identifies key terminology that people use to talk about COVID-19 as well as commonly-used technical terms to develop a multilingual, plain-language glossary. The glossary is designed to…
This document is intended to support non-Gender Based Violence (GBV) specialist humanitarian actors to identify COVID-19, GBV-specific risks in their sectors, and take actions to mitigate those risks…
This note aims to provide practical support to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) practitioners to adapt GBV case management service delivery models quickly and ethically during the current COVID-19…
This guidance on Trafficking In Persons (TIP) considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic is intended as a quick reference tool to support colleagues in the field working directly with internally…
This briefing note from the Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) summarises key considerations for staff working on GBV prevention, mitigation and response in relation to COVID-19.…
This guidance identifies how the risks for women can be exacerbated during COVID-19 and highlights the role health systems have in providing safe and accessible services during the pandemic. There is…
This guidance aims to provide actions to be considered for ensuring Gender Based Violence (GBV) service provision continues to be effective in the time of COVID-19 with its heightened risks. The…
This brief highlights emerging trends and impacts of COVID-19 on online and ICT facilitated violence against women and girls (VAWG). It is a living document that draws on the expertise of a wide…
This checklist was produced for DFID's Girls Education Challenge to help projects create communication materials that they are safe to use when focusing on safeguarding, child protection and violence…