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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and UK development finance institution CDC Group (CDC) launched today practical guidance to support primarily the private sector in efforts to…
LONDON — Reports of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment — or SEAH — at the U.K. Department for International Development rose fivefold last year, its latest annual report has found. There were 26 reported cases of SEAH at DFID from 2019-20,…
Details of the projects, and the ways which they are having a positive effect on the lives of victims and children born as a result of sexual exploitation and abuse, are contained within the trust fund’s latest annual report, which was released on…
This webinar was facilitated by the safeguarding Leads (SLN) Network with Huge Davies who led the legal review as the main speaker. The meeting focused on sharing information and support individual SLN members to think through the recommendations…
This document provides the legal review of aid worker passport/registration scheme. It was commissioned to conduct a legal review by the DFID co-ordinated, but multi-agency, Aid Worker Passport Steering Committee. A powerpoint is also available…
This succinct article by Sarah Maguire (DAI) points out that crises such as the current pandemic tend to exacerbate inequalities that favour sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. She points to a number of changes that increase risk: 1. SEAH…
Devex reports of a meeting of DFID Secretary of State Anne-Marie Trevelyan and acting Permanent Secretary Nick Dyer and UK politicians. The DFID minister reassured members of parliament that safeguarding is a non-negotiable issue, and during the…
Tricia Young wrote an opinion piece in Devex arguing that the full and meaningful participation of children is essential if we want to make sure children are safe in our programmes. She recalls the December conference of BOND, where the key takeway…
This news article provides insights into the extent of sexual misconduct allegations and its consequences within the UK aid sector in 2017-2018. A survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation asked 21 organisations in the sector about details of sexual…
The BBC reports of an investigation by the United Nations High Commissioner into allegations of sexual abuse by aid workers in refugee camps in west Africa.More than 1500 people were interviewed in camps in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea over six…

 
 

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