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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…
The “Zero Violence Project” is a six-month project funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the UK Government and being implemented in partnership with Frontline Aids and ActionAid UK. Within the framework of the project, new…
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres placed his newly named envoy on technology on administrative leave after allegations of sexual harassment were made against him by three women who worked with him in his recent job. The allegations against…
Following similar concerns as those expressed in the UK International Development Committee’s report "Progress on tackling the sexual exploitation and abuse of aid beneficiaries" released earlier this month, the Netherlands Government, CHS Alliance…

 
 

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