Resources

Resource Library

This resource library serves as a tool for InterAction Members to support their efforts on safeguarding in the aid sector.

Please note: most resources on the resource library are open source and do not require registration to access. To access our open-source materials, click the download button next to the resource you would like. If a resource has a lock symbol with the text “Members Only” next to it, InterAction Members can access this resource by logging in or registering. Non-members cannot access these resources and will not be approved when registering.

This library serves as a hub where stakeholders and NGO teams can access resources related to safeguarding. These resources include guidance documents, training templates, and other tools designed to help organizations and NGO staff tackle issues on sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment.

The resource library provides open access to tools and other useful information. It is designed to strengthen the humanitarian and development sector’s capacity to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual harassment and abuse.

Only InterAction Members can access the locked content in the Resource Library. If you are an InterAction Member, please register using your work email address. If you would like to explore becoming an InterAction Member, please contact Burt Blanchard at bblanchard@interaction.org.

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Relief International PSEA Network tools

Relief International

These tools from Relief International include: Non-branded Awareness Raising Materials Including: Code of Conduct Posters Staff Reporting Leaflet Focal Point Contact card- all available in PDFs & InDesign format Guidance on Raising Awareness with Communities in Emergencies (PDF) Action Plan Tool for Risk Assessment of Safeguarding in Country Programs (excel)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS): Strengthening Partners in Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Toolkit

Catholic Relief Services

This toolkit is geared toward national and local organizations. It is primarily designated for use by the 38 national organizations involved in the SPSEA project. It may be of use to PSEA, safeguarding and/or protection focal points, where they exist, or staff in other roles designated to organizational PSEA and safeguarding tasks. It will be of particular use also to senior managers with the overall responsibility for PSEA and safeguarding. It can also be useful for program staff and operational or administrative staff to fulfil the specific PSEA functions related to their roles.

Community Based Safeguarding Visual Toolkit

Habitat for Humanity International, Oxfam International, Wateraid

The community based safeguarding visual toolkit is an adaptable toolkit designed to assist humanitarian and development agencies communicate key safeguarding messages derived from the (IASC) Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse to the communities in which they and their partners work, helping to break down barriers of language, literacy and accessibility. The ultimate goal for this toolkit is to support communities in realizing their rights in preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment by promoting a ‘speak up’ culture. Please take the time to read the user information guide, which provides background information on the development of the toolkit, how it can be used and adapted to suit a wide range of needs, as well as a technical guide. Please note that the toolkit has been released in English, however this will be followed by an increasing number of languages, with support from Translators Without Borders. To access the toolkit, please click on the name of the resource. On the landing page, you will see all of the components of the toolkit linked. Please take some time to go through the links to determine what best fits your needs as an organization.

ADRA Job Descriptions- Safeguarding Officer/Task Force and SFP

This document contains a zip file for ADRA Safeguarding Officer, Safeguarding FP, and a diagram providing a summary of the responsibilities of the roles.

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Jumpstarting Safeguarding: A Case Study (Trickle Up)

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Community Based Safeguarding Visual Toolkit - Translations

This resource contains translated documents from the Community Based Safeguarding Visual Toolkit.

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Community Based Safeguarding Visual Toolkit

The community based safeguarding visual toolkit is an adaptable toolkit designed to assist humanitarian and development agencies communicate key safeguarding messages derived from the (IASC) Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse to the communities in which they and their partners work, helping to break down barriers of language, literacy and accessibility. The ultimate goal for this toolkit is to support communities in realizing their rights in preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment by promoting a ‘speak up’ culture.

Please take the time to read the user information guide, which provides background information on the development of the toolkit, how it can be used and adapted to suit a wide range of needs, as well as a technical guide. The toolkit has been released in a number of languages, with more to follow. You can find the translated materials under related resources.

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Community Based Safeguarding Visual Toolkit - Intro Video

This document contains the introduction video for the Community Based Safeguarding Visual Toolkit

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Managing Sexual Violence Against Aid Workers: EISF

This document from EISF aims to support aid agencies in preventing, being prepared for and responding to incidents of sexual violence against their staff. It is available in English, Spanish, and French.

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Managing the Security of Aid Workers with Diverse Profiles

This research paper from EISF is targeted at staff members within NGOs who have the responsibility for ensuring the security and wellbeing of staff members - for example, security focal points, HR specialists and senior managers. The research aims to better understand whether diversity is systematically addressed by aid organizations within their security risk management systems, and what challenges aid organizations face in relation to managing the security of aid workers while being mindful of their diversity. The research aims to identify good practice, and provide guidance to aid organizations on how to balance staff security and duty of care obligations while still respecting their employees rights to privacy, equality and inclusion.

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS): Strengthening Partners in Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Toolkit

This toolkit is geared toward national and local organizations. It is primarily designated
for use by the 38 national organizations involved in the SPSEA project. It may be of use
to PSEA, safeguarding and/or protection focal points, where they exist, or staff in other
roles designated to organizational PSEA and safeguarding tasks. It will be of particular
use also to senior managers with the overall responsibility for PSEA and safeguarding.
It can also be useful for program staff and operational or administrative staff to fulfil the
specific PSEA functions related to their roles

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AAPSM Fact Sheet 2021

This document from USAID provides a quick overview of USAID's sexual misconduct policies.

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Staff Perception Survey

In late 2019, InterAction hired Keystone Accountability, an organization specialized in feedback systems, to develop a questionnaire and accompanying guidance notes. This includes:

(1) A full questionnaire of the staff perception survey on sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment in their organizations.
(2) A facilitation guide for follow-up dialogues with staff.
(3) A set of scenario-based questions for HR recruitment interviews
The present document includes guidance for organizations using the staff perception questionnaire. It explains the rationale behind the choices made in the questionnaire and provides concrete guidance for survey administration, analysis, and follow-up.
(4) A guidance note for international NGOs.

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