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Organizations should respond to complaints and incidents with a trauma-informed survivor-centered approach. The survivor’s experiences, considerations, and needs should be prioritized and organizations should ensure feedback is provided to the survivor throughout the process.
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Duty of Care: Protection of Humanitarian Aid Workers from Sexual Violence

This document from Duty of Care International provides some safeguarding guidance on performing reference checks.

December 9, 2019
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EISF: Managing Sexual Violence Against Aid Workers 2019

This document from EISF aims to build on the growing awareness of sexual violence against aid workers to provide guidance for agencies on how to reduce the risk of sexual violence, how to increase incident reporting, how to aid the recovery of survivors, how to positively influence organizational culture and how to deal with in-house perpetrators. This document will be useful for anyone with a responsibility for staff care, safety, and security as well as anyone involved in processes aimed at preventing or responding to incidents of sexual violence against staff, such as security focal points, HR staff, project and program staff, and first responders to incidents of sexual violence within an aid organization.

December 9, 2019
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Handbook of International Centers for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Harassment

This document has resources for individuals that are affected by sexual violence while living abroad. It has a directory of resources in different countries. Please note that it is from 2010 and may be out of date.

December 9, 2019
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Peace Corps Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Response FAQ

This document from Peace Corps intended to help Peace Corps staff implement MS 243 and other policy and procedures related to the agency’s sexual assault program. The FAQ represents the advice and interpretation of the various offices at headquarters that oversee implementation of MS 243. The FAQ are guidelines rather than policy. This document will be useful for organizations looking for a comprehensive example of a resource guide for employees in relation to SEAH. *Please note that this document may not be up to date.

December 9, 2019
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Thrive Worldwide: Supporting Staff After a Critical Incident

This document from Thrive Worldwide gives organizations some considerations for supporting staff after a critical incident.

December 9, 2019