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Keeping Children Safe is supporting organisations working with, and for, some of the most at-risk children in the world to keep them safe. As part of this work we have launched our new Keeping Victims/Survivors Safe Programme offering a tailored…
This blog is part three of a series highlighting innovative responses to COVID-19 from S4D organizations. UNICEF Innocenti is conducting research on S4D in collaboration with the UNICEF- FCB and Barça Foundation partnership. The first blog in the…
Britain has banned sexual relations between government staff giving aid and people receiving it, as lawmakers seek to stamp out abuse in the aid sector following a string of sex scandals...
The Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) is holding an Early Market Engagement on the Aid Worker Registration Scheme. If you wish to find out more, please register here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PBFWWC2
The New Humanitarian published a review of the World Food Programme's independent report into their culture and ethics. The report recommends a "systemic overhaul" of workplace practices - after having received apalling results on the issue of…
The inter-agency standing committee RG2 is pleased to announce the launch of its new Accountability & Inclusion Portal. The portal is the go-to place for practitioners and leaders who strive to implement people-centred approaches; covering AAP…
The Inter Agency Standing Committee has published the list of successful organisations who will receive grants to create awareness materials on PSEA – more information about the Fund is provided here, and the list of selected organisations is…
Anders Kompass, former director of UNHCHR's field operations, wrote an opinion piece reflecting on the recent revelations around sexual abuse by WHO workers during the DRC Ebola outbreak. He points out that people will not report into a system they…
The health agency issued the strongly-worded statement in response to allegations made during a months-long investigation by journalists from The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation news organizations, which charges that men who…
IASC announced it has just launched an "Accountability and Inclusion Portal". The portal is the go-to place for practitioners and leaders who strive to implement people-centred approaches; covering AAP, PSEAH, age and gender, persons with…
The New Humanitarian published the opinion of Jasmine-Kim Westendorf, Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University Australia. She argues that the most common type of sexual misconduct in the aidsector is transactional sex, in which the victim has some…
Paisley Dodds, investigations Editor of the New Humanitarian describes how the year-long investigation took place into the sexual abuse of women by WHO staff during the Ebola outbreak. She describes the work of three reporters who each went their…
The UK’s aid watchdog says there is “limited evidence” the British government’s £3.8m ($4.9m) projects to tackle sexual abuse by peacekeeping troops is having an effect. The number of reports to the UN of sexual exploitation and abuse rose by a…
More than 50 women have accused Ebola aid workers from the World Health Organization and leading NGOs of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an investigation by The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation…
The health agency issued the strongly-worded statement in response to allegations made during a months-long investigation by journalists from The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation news organizations, which charges that men who…
BOND has published results of a recent survey among its members on safeguarding which shows significant improvements. 95% of respondents said their knowledge has increased and 89% said they noticed improved practice in their organisaitons. NGOs are…
The article describes the recent revelation that sexual abuse was rampant during the Ebola response in the DRC. Strategies that had been put in place to prevent such abuses have largely failed. The women, who came forward as a result of an…
The Funder Safeguarding Collaborative (FSC) believes that funders have an important role in strengthening organizational cultures and practices that keep people safe, and that we need a space to come together to learn and harmonize approaches. To…
The New Humanitarian reports that the United Nations has launched an investigations into allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation of women in the drought--stricken Northeastern Karamoja region of  Uganda, by members of its staff. The allegations…
This article by author Olusegun Adeniyi makes the case that men must speak up about sexual violence - not supplanting the voices of women, but rather using the privilege that patriarchal society has afforded them to stand up to the same structures…