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While most organizations have numerous initiatives in place feeding into their broader work on workplace culture, this collection is meant to provide some examples and inspiration for this growing area of work. It is intended to offer a selection so…
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is committed to implementing the United Nations zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), in line with the Secretary- General’s bulletin on “Special…
Children were sexually exploited and whistleblowers abused in centres run by international orphanage charity SOS Children's Villages, according to details of an investigation published last week. An independent review commissioned by the NGO found…
The Charity Commission (the Commission) has issued this alert to help trustees of international aid charities to improve their safeguarding practices.  Trustees should read this alert and consider what further steps they could take to ensure they…
A wave of new sexual abuse allegations made my 20 Congolese women against aid workers engaged in response to Ebola crisis in Congo confronts the humanitarian sector. The claims come as donors pressure aid groups to do more to prevent sexual…
The Government of Nigeria, UNICEF and Save the Children conducted this survey at the beginning of 2021. The purpose of the survey was to help the Nigeria Education in Emergencies Working Group (EiEWG) understand what support member organizations…
The World Health Organization is struggling with efforts to hire inspectors to investigate sexual exploitation and abuse in its programming, according to an agency official. Following allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse that emerged from…
This study documents how funders integrate safeguarding into the grant-making cycle: from assessing applications, to monitoring safeguarding and responding to safeguarding concerns reported by grantees. Recognizing funders as charitable institutions…
Recent disclosure of sexual misconduct scandals in the aid industry prompted significant efforts to address the problem, and the reaffirmed commitment of many agencies (governmental and non-governmental) to being survivor-centered and prioritizing…
„True reform will have been achieved when aid organisations and workers approach people affected by crisis in a spirit of solidarity, rather than charity“Written by Tanya Wood, Executive Director of the CHS Alliance, the article is a piece of…
In the past two years, The New Humanitarian and the Thomas Reuter Foundation have undertaken investigations over allegations of abuse by employees of UN and NGOs engaged in humanitarian response. These were “some of the hardest stories I’ve covered…
This article adds information and video materials for the recent allegations against aid workers in Congo. Employees of more INGOs and UN offices were accused for exploiting vulnerable women and sexually abusing them during their engagements with…
Between late February and early-April 2021, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) conducted a Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) with 186 clients and stakeholders across 6 refugee camps and sites for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Tigray. This…
Able Child Africa and Save the Children partnered to create the first international Disability-inclusive child safeguarding guidelines. These guidelines provide advice on how to plan for disability-inclusive child safeguarding, with practical…
A a great opportunity for all professionals and academics working on safeguarding! King's Forensics, King’s College London, will organise a one-day symposium on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector. The Conference will take…
In 2020, there were allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers involving 66 victims (41 victims of allegations against military personnel, 7 police, 18 civilian staff); allegations involving 105 victims across the rest of the UN system;…
The lengthy article is built along an investigation of the extend and devastating consequences of sexual abuse by aid workers in the Butembo region in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters…
Back in 2018, at that time UK Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt speaking at the Safeguarding Summit in October 2018 said: “If we do our jobs right, we won’t hear about fewer cases. We are likely to hear about more, at least in the medium-term.” An…
Unaddressed claims of misconduct by Oxfam staff weren’t confined to the Democratic Republic of Congo, five whistleblowers have told The New Humanitarian, revealing that complaints also piled up in Iraq before 12 workers finally filed a joint…
Following a participatory preparation approach, the Open University have just launched a new online training on safeguarding policies and procedures in the aid sector. The Open University hosted a free one-hour webinar on 21 April 2021 at 12:00 UK…
Despite intense and unanimous commitment to address sexual exploitation in the aid interventions, the last months have confronted the global community of aid and development with new proven cases and allegation of aid workers committing abuses and…
Claims of sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, bullying, fraud, and breaches of safeguarding procedures detailed in a February letter to Oxfam chiefs had built up over years with an organisational culture that made it difficult – and dangerous –…
Considering the findings of the In its response to the International Development Committee’s report, Progress on tackling the sexual exploitation and abuse of aid beneficiaries, the UK Government has confirmed that it will not fund any multilateral…
It was only recently that Oxfam could apply again for funding from the British Government for its oversea programmes. Last week, Oxfam has announced that the organisation has suspended two staff members over accusations of sexual misconduct in the…
CARE International collate and publishes every year annual data for complaints of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse. CARE International’s standards and commitments are clearly set out in the organisation’s Safeguarding…
Born as a cooperation of all BOND’s NGO safeguarding working group, a new tool was launched to help guide leaders of an organisation through how to assess their organisational culture about safeguarding and develop clear actions to help prevent all…
The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolutions 71/278, 71/297, 72/312 and 73/302. It contains updated information on measures to strengthen the United Nations response to sexual exploitation and abuse.
A recently report entitled „Misconduct affecting Global Fund grants“ raise awarness of sever safeguarding issues associated with representatives of the Ghana Network Association of People Living with HIV (NAP+) who “abused their positions of power…
This recent UN report ilustrates how the UN Team have work to adapt their practices in every country to continue lifesaving efforts “without disruption”. The number of UN entities that submitted action plans to prevent SEA last year, had more than…
Experts at the CHS Alliance in partnership with the global NGO Humentum, a leading provider of effective learning solutions for the NGO sector have announced a new Investigation Qualification Training Scheme. Funded by the UK’s Foreign,…