UNHCR and ICVA are proud to announce the launch of the third round of the Interagency Community Outreach and Communication Fund on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).

In 2020, the PSEA Outreach Fund generated tremendous interest from NGOs, community-based organisations, safeguarding experts and other humanitarian actors involved in PSEA activities, with over 1,500 grant applications received from NGOs worldwide, operating in all regions and humanitarian contexts. You can read more about the 19 selected projects funded in 2020 here.

Raising community-awareness on the risks of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) by aid workers and available reporting channels is critical to preventing SEA, as well as to ensuring that victims know where and how to safely report SEA when it does take place. Local stakeholders have noted the need for effective, updated information, education and communication materials on PSEA that are tailored to local cultural contexts, operational realities, the groups that are most at risk, and which take into account aspects like languages, literacy, age and capacity.

To support NGOs in meeting these needs, the PSEA Fund will provide rapid, targeted financial support to NGOs to develop and disseminate PSEA outreach and communication materials, and to make available to all IASC members and the wider sector the materials developed through the Fund for their further use or adaptation.

You can access the online Application Form for PSEA Fund here, available in English, French and Spanish.

Application deadline is 30 June 2022 CEST.

The selection of grantees will be carried by a steering group of experts from NGOs and UN agencies.

In case of questions, please contact: [email protected].

Applications sent via email will not be considered, please apply by using the online application form.

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