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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…
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…
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…
„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…
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…
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…
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…
British, European and American diplomats and donors have expressedconcerns about how the World Health Organization handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo. Earlier in the week the AP has published…
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…
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;…
WHO has been facing widespread public allegations of systemic abuse of women by unnamed staffers in northeastern Congo, during the Ebola outbreak. Associated Press investigation has now found that despite its public denial of knowledge, senior WHO…
Following increasing awareness over cases of failing in applying safeguarding and due diligence measures, SOS Children’s Villages has announced that an independent Special Commission has been established to address past and contemporary cases of…
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…
A British United Nations official escaped prosecution for alleged sexual exploitation of a teenage girl in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) despite an investigation finding credible evidence against him. The man was working for the UN’s…
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…
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 –…
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…
Several recent enquiries, including the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, as well as multiple high-profile cases in the international development sector, have exposed alarming rates of abuse, neglect and…
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,…
A landmark legal decision has been made in a Haitian court, ordering a former UN peacekeeper from Uruguay to pay child support to a woman he impregnated in 2011. Hundreds of children are thought to have been fathered by UN peacekeepers during the…
The UK government has launched a new programme which will help bring perpetrators of sexual abuse, exploitation or sexual harassment in the aid sector to justice and provide vital support for survivors.This will include developing a new way of…
Calling all safeguarding leads!  The Open University has been commissioned by the UK government to develop three MOOCs that will build the knowledge, skills and capacity of Designated Safeguarding Leads and Safeguarding Focal Points, particularly…
As NGOs continue to progress in safeguarding against sexual abuse or exploitation by and of humaniatarian and development workers and beneficiaries, there is increased recognition that these safeguarding measures need intentional, effective…
The danger of abuse by missionaries and aid workers would be lessened if they were subjected to more background checks before being sent overseas, a new report says. The recent report by the Christian safeguarding charity Thirtyone:eight and the…
On 12 February 2018, the Charity Commission (“the Commission”) opened a statutory inquiry (“the inquiry”) into Oxfam GB (“the Charity”) to examine its governance, including its leadership and culture around safeguarding, and its management,…
This is an intersting follow-up on a safeguarding incident, with a British national serving in a UN peacekeeping mission accused of raping a child in the Democratic Republic of Congo back in 2017. The New Humanitarianwas investigating if proper…
The understanding of how protection of civilians (POC) and gender converge, and the translation of this convergence into implementable action plans, are challenging tasks for peacekeeping missions. To address these challenges, UN peacekeeping…
A pontifical foundation has admitted that its late founder was credibly accused of sexually assaulting a female employee, who came forward in 2010 after learning the deceased priest was being considered for possible beatification. The case…
According to an internal, leaked staff survey conducted in 2018, one in three U.N. workers reported that they had been sexually harassed at some point over the previous two years. The U.N. has enacted various procedural reforms on reporting and…
Investigations over the allegations of extensive sexual exploitation and abuse during the 2018 – 2020 Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo have revealed a chronic, whidspread problem associated with UN peacekeepers and aid workers.  …
In January 2021, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem assumed the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Championship on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment (PSEAH) taking over this role from Mr. Filippo Grandi…
After the issue of sexual abuse within the aid sector has been in the spotlight through a few scandals in 2018, NGOs, the UN and several governemnt has promissed  and reforms and resourses to support victims and prevent any forms of abuse. But…
Preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) in their programs is a shared responsibility of both the humanitarian and development actors. So far, most oft he international community have see PSEA issues as primarily linked to humanitarian…