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Using the right words shows respect, promotes trust and enables people to be heard. The wrong words can stigmatise, shame and even re-traumatise people.  That’s why we’ve taken part in an interagency collaboration to produce a glossary on…
The International Council of Voluntary Agencies invite you to the launch of the Report: Partnerships and Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. The report will be launched virtually on Wednesday 16th March at 11–12:30 CET. If you are…
Project Soteria, currently being implemented in Africa and Asia, aims to prevent sexual predators from abusing some of the world’s most vulnerable people In its largest ever partnership with the aid sector, INTERPOL has launched a new project aimed…
CHS Alliance, SCHR and GCPS Consulting (managing this stage of the project) would like to invite you to participate in a 90 minutes’ interactive consultation session on “agreeing and testing a harmonised format for SEAH reporting”. This session will…
The MENA Hub is launching a mentorship programme as one of its key activities to support local and less resourced organisations to create safer workplaces. The mentorship programme aims to: Deepen understanding on the importance of safeguarding…
Call for proposals is open for Ethiopia until 9th January 2022. The full details are attached. 
After a successful interview with Kapital FM, which you can listen to here, the RSH Nigeria Hub is going on air again on Friday, 10 November. Listen to Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi, Nigeria Hub RSH Senior Advisor speaking about "Violence against women and…
To reduce the latter risk, WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA jointly organized prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse training for focal points at agencies, international and non-government organizations working on the front lines of the Ebola response.…
The European Commission has suspended funding to the World Health Organization's programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to concerns over the U.N. agency's handling of the sexual abuse scandal.An Oct. 7 letter from the Commission marked "…
The World Health Organization has promised to overhaul its culture and operations in the wake of a sexual abuse and exploitation scandal involving many of its workers during the 2018-2020 Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo. …
Officials are investigating sexual abuse allegations against Gabonese UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) involving 32 victims, including eight children, a UN spokesman said on Friday. The UN Senior Victims’ Rights Advocate in the…
Unfortunately, the WHO case of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse is just the latest in a long list of sexual exploitation scandals within the UN and humanitarian systems since the 1990s. The United Nations and humanitarian systems, of…
More than 50 women have accused Ebola aid workers from the World Health Organization and leading NGOs of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an investigation by The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation…
A damning report has found that the World Health Organization failed to prevent and tackle widespread sexual abuse during the Ebola reponse in Congo – a probe triggered by an investigation by The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation…
Building on the discussion from our monthly network meeting last week, we would like to inform you that we have scheduled a webinar to further introduce our newest tool, SARA, the Self-Awareness Raising App, which has been developed jointly by the…
Independent investigators mandated by the World Health Organization (WHO) to probe allegations of sexual abuse by its staff in the DR Congo cited “clear structural failures” and “individual negligence”. The abuses were committed by personnel hired…
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he takes “ultimate responsibility” for the behavior of aid workers employed by WHO who were accused of sexual exploitation and abuse while responding to the 10th Ebola…
The World Health Organization (WHO) played a central role in the international response to the tenth outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between August 2018 and June 2020. During this period, 3481 people…
The Open University (@OpenUniversity) has launched the first module in a package of free Safeguarding Leadership Training courses, aimed at those working in the international development sector. (@FutureLearn) The three courses will help those…
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ordered the immediate repatriation of the entire U.N. peacekeeping contingent from Gabon serving in the Central African Republic following credible reports of sexual abuse by some…
Despite what is dubbed a “landmark ruling” in Haiti, receiving justice for victimized Haitian women remains a significant challenge even after decades of harm caused by Peacekeepers. Furthermore, UN personnel deployed to support areas experiencing…
The RSH is seeking to learn from our users about what’s working well and not so well. We would like to know what you like best about the hub, what aspects have been most, and least, helpful in supporting you on your journey to improve your…
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…