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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 interested to attend and contribute to the discussion, please RSVP before 15 March COB to [email protected]

We appreciate that this is a challenging time for all of us, also in light of the concerning humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Nevertheless, we remain confident that this is a needed discussion. Any ongoing and future humanitarian/aid response should be built on solid safeguards of protecting people from risk of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. The launch of this report is particularly timely in complementing the recent external IASC PSEAH Review, and it offers an excellent opportunity to discuss how to better work in partnership and implement our commitments on PSEAH.

The report to be launched was commissioned and funded by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR) and International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA). It focuses on the important role played by partnerships in addressing allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) against aid workers. An analysis on a number of recent cases was conducted. The review was carried out as an independent study by GCPS Consulting. UNHCR participated in an advisory capacity as a member of the reference group for the study, together with ICVA and SCHR.

  • Draft Agenda
  • 11.00- 11.10 Opening remarks by co-hosting organisations
  • 11.10- 11.20 Background and rational to the study: SCHR
  • 11.20- 11.30 Presentation of the study: GCPS Consulting
  • 11.30- 12.25 Questions, reactions and discussion
  • 12.25-12.30 Wrap up and closing remarks: ICVA

The event will be moderated by FCDO.

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