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Allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of women in exchange for humanitarian aid have reemerged in Mozambique, this time among people displaced by armed Islamist groups in the northern Cabo Delgado province. The sexual exploitation of women…
UN peacekeepers fathered dozens of children while they were stationed in Haiti between 2004 and 2017, often with women they were providing money and food to — behavior UN policy “strongly discouraged” because of the “inherently unequal power…
Following a new safeguarding policy that included anti-bullying training, and have led to greater awareness and made it easier to report concerns internally, the number of adult safeguarding concerns more than doubled at Save the Children…
The Ethiopia Safeguarding Resource and Support Hub (RSH) is working to support organizations, primarily, in the aid sector to strengthen their safeguarding policy and practice against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment (SEAH). The Hub…
Rape serves as a potent weapon of war because of the shame and psychological harm it inflicts on its victims. And as with other forms of attack in conflict settings, humanitarian workers are not immune.  While some surveys of aid workers on the…
A recent report found that community leaders in Burkina Faso are exploiting internally displaced women, demanding sex or money in return for food aid. One local official said these reported incidents could be the "tip of the iceberg" in a…
This document lists the accountabilities of UN leadership (RC/HC) in relation to the prevention of and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA).
Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) is a breach of the provisions of ST/SGB/2003/13 (Secretary-General’s bulletin ’Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse’).Sexual exploitation is any actual or attempted abuse of…
Eight displaced women living in Burkina Faso’s northern town of Kaya told The New Humanitarian they were approached for sex by local men – some of them community leaders – who said they were registering people in need of food aid. More than a dozen…
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee has published a set of guides and key messages for speakers who addresses the importance of dealing with sexual harassment in humanitarian aid. All these are included in a presentation, along with suggested…
The present report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children is submitted pursuant to General Assembly 64/146. In the report, the Special Representative describes trends, issues of concern and progress made…
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…
While visiting Katsina and Daura Emirates to canvass for their support in educational development, the chief of Kano Field Office of UNICEF Nigeria has called on the traditional institution to facilitate the safeguarding of children both at home and…
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…
To support NGOs in providing appropriate, rights-based- and culturally appropriate information, education, and communication materials on PSEA, UNHCR and ICVA have jointly launched the PSEA Outreach and Communication Fund. This Fund will provide…
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…
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…
The UK's Ambassador to the UN and WTO in Geneva, Simon Manley, delivered this statement during the session on preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. Considering recent allegations and failures to report cases of sexual…
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…
The World Health Organization, facing pressure from donors, said that an independent investigation into allegations of sexual abuse in Democratic Republic of Congo against WHO aid workers should issue findings by the end of August. An independent…
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…
Marcy Corps apologies for failing in reacting to allegations of sexual abuse against one of the organisation’slongtime leaders, the co-founder Ellsworth Culver. When his daughter Tania Culver Humphrey first came forward with the allegations in the…