Ask an expert

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We can offer advice and guidance to Ethiopian civil society organisations who want support in improving their safeguarding policies or practices, or need help in handling a specific safeguarding problem. From general safeguarding enquiries to specific COVID-19 related adaptations, our “Ask an Expert” service matches CSOs with free SEAH / safeguarding expertise.

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Service Providers

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This Directory features a range of support services delivered by organisations and individuals that you can approach to support your safeguarding. Individuals and organisations are added to the Directory on an on-going basis. Our search tool allows you to find the best service provider to meet you or your organisations needs.

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Key tools & resources


We have a range of contextually relevant tools and resources on safeguarding and Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harrassment (SEAH) available in local languages. These have been quality assured to ensure they can equip you with the relevant skills to build and strengthen your policies and practices.

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Webinars & Podcasts

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Here you will find a comprehensive list of webinars and podcasts specifically relevant to the Ethiopia sector. These are both RSH and secondary products available in a varying local languages including Amharic.

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IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse


This video has been produced by InterAction and Translators Without Borders to illustrate the Inter-Agency Standing Committee's six core principles of PSEA.

You can find the different subtitling options by turning on closed captions [CC] and then selecting your language by clicking on [settings]. 

IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

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  1. Sexual exploitation and abuse by humanitarian workers constitute acts of gross misconduct and are therefore grounds for termination of employment.
  2. Sexual activity with children (persons under the age of 18) is prohibited regardless of the age of majority or age of consent locally. Mistaken belief regarding the age of a child is not a defence.
  3. Exchange of money, employment, goods, or services for sex, including sexual favours or other forms of humiliating, degrading or exploitative behaviour is prohibited. This includes exchange of assistance that is due to beneficiaries.
  1. Any sexual relationship between those providing humanitarian assistance and protection and a person benefitting from such humanitarian assistance and protection that involves improper use of rank or position is prohibited. Such relationships undermine the credibility and integrity of humanitarian aid work.
  2. Where a humanitarian worker develops concerns or suspicions regarding sexual abuse or exploitation by a fellow worker, whether in the same agency or not, he or she must report such concerns via established agency reporting mechanisms.
  3. Humanitarian workers are obliged to create and maintain an environment which prevents sexual exploitation and abuse and promotes the implementation of their code of conduct. Managers at all levels have particular responsibilities to support and develop systems which maintain this environment.”