RSH Ethiopia Podcast


Listen to our first Amharic podcast interview on: “Investigations: Principles and Pitfalls” with Michael Shiferaw, the HR Business Partner at Oxfam Ethiopia This podcast provides insight on the basic principles of investigations to ensure adherence to international standards while respecting the interests of the survivor. Please listen here.

Key tools and resources

Aid programme in action

Contextually relevant tools and resources on safeguarding and Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harrassment (SEAH) available in local languages. These have been quality assured to ensure they can equip you with the relevant skills to build and strengthen your policies and practices.

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Local access to water

Browse our directory of quality assured safeguarding service providers who are equipped to support your safeguarding. Alternatively, find out if you are eligible to Ask an Expert for free specialist advice and guidance to support you in improving your safeguarding policies or practices or handling a specific safeguarding problem.

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community gathering

Join a Community of Practice to share ideas and knowledge or have a discussion about safeguarding and SEAH with other aid sector staff in Ethiopia - the only requirement to join is to be active and engaged! 

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IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse


This video has been produced by InterAction and Translators Without Borders to illustrate the Inter-Agency Standing Committee's six core principles of PSEA.

You can find the different subtitling options by turning on closed captions [CC] and then selecting your language by clicking on [settings]. Subtitles are currently available in Amharic, Somali and  Tigrinya. It will also be available in Oromiffa soon. Other languages include Arabic, Bangla, English, Filipino, French, Fula, Hausa, Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili. 

IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

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  1. Sexual exploitation and abuse by humanitarian workers constitute acts of gross misconduct and are therefore grounds for termination of employment.
  2. Sexual activity with children (persons under the age of 18) is prohibited regardless of the age of majority or age of consent locally. Mistaken belief regarding the age of a child is not a defence.
  3. Exchange of money, employment, goods, or services for sex, including sexual favours or other forms of humiliating, degrading or exploitative behaviour is prohibited. This includes exchange of assistance that is due to beneficiaries.
  1. Any sexual relationship between those providing humanitarian assistance and protection and a person benefitting from such humanitarian assistance and protection that involves improper use of rank or position is prohibited. Such relationships undermine the credibility and integrity of humanitarian aid work.
  2. Where a humanitarian worker develops concerns or suspicions regarding sexual abuse or exploitation by a fellow worker, whether in the same agency or not, he or she must report such concerns via established agency reporting mechanisms.
  3. Humanitarian workers are obliged to create and maintain an environment which prevents sexual exploitation and abuse and promotes the implementation of their code of conduct. Managers at all levels have particular responsibilities to support and develop systems which maintain this environment.”