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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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Your Role in PSEAH Session

 

This session is intended for use by PSEAH/safeguarding leads to train staff at their organization. The goals of the session are as follows: 1. Staff gain a deeper understanding of PSEAH. 2. Staff develop an understanding of how PSEAH is integral to your organization’s mission and work. 3. Staff begin to see a connection between their work and PSEAH. This session is designed to be about an hour and can be done virtually or in-person. This session is intended to be customizable to your organization’s needs. The slides provided are all with InterAction’s branding – however, please feel free to edit the slides to align with your organization’s branding needs. Several slides are either blank or have information that is specific to InterAction – please insert information relevant to your organization in each of these slides.

Safeguarding in Faith-Based Organizations: Benefits, Challenges, and Shared Learning

 

In faith-based organizations (FBOs), these organizational values are often influenced by faith principles. This case study examines and highlights how organizational values within FBOs influence their safeguarding activities and approach. Five InterAction Member organizations participated in this case study: World Vision United States, Islamic Relief USA, Habitat for Humanity International, Food for the Hungry, and Episcopal Relief and Development. Each organization has a unique affiliation with its respective faith and uses this affiliation in creative ways when approaching safeguarding programming.

Culture of Safeguarding Facilitation Guide

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Culture of Safeguarding Session and Facilitation Guide

Sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH) occur as a result of deeply entrenched power imbalances which also present themselves in the workplace. A healthy organizational culture is an important way to address these power imbalances and is integral in the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (PSEAH) by and of NGO staff. 

CEOs and other Senior Leaders play a crucial role in setting the tone at the top by prioritizing and dedicating adequate resources to safeguarding. This tool is designed for safeguarding/PSEAH leads to use with CEOs and other senior leaders to stimulate conversations and promote sustained attention and action to improve your organizations safeguarding culture.

This session is designed to be used in conjunction with InterActions Getting Real About Your Organizations Safeguarding Culture video.

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Child Safeguarding Book: Teachings of Tunki

Safeguarding, defined as exploitation and abuse committed by humanitarian aid workers on beneficiaries, is a complex and sensitive topic, which can be challenging to communicate. PSEA, or protection from sexual exploitation and abuse, is a type of safeguarding and is often referred to in humanitarian aid settings. Communicating rights and reporting to children carries additional significant challenges. Children are more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse than adults, due to their lower levels of agency and language to describe the types of behaviours that they are experiencing. Children are less able to speak against those in positions of power, and may be persuaded to keep inappropriate actions a secret or be more easily subjected to threats and intimidation against their loved ones. Traditional approaches to reporting mechanisms within the sector – hotlines, online platforms, and complaint boxes – may not work for children who are less likely to have access to the technology, locations, and writing skills to voice their experiences. Ensuring that we prevent and create safe spaces for children to report takes additional steps, tailored approaches, and innovation. This project aims to be the start of building a library of materials that are specifically directed to safeguarding of children.

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Las Enseñanzas de Tunki

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Safeguarding Workshop Agenda

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Community Based Safeguarding Visual Toolkit Facilitation Guide

The contents of this facilitation guide are to be used in coordination with the Community Based Safeguarding Visual Toolkit developed by Habitat for Humanity International, Oxfam International, and WaterAid.

Food for the Hungry (FH) wishes to thank Safer Edge for their work to write and design this facilitation guide and to InterAction for their generosity in helping to fund this project.

This guide is provided by InterAction for general distribution and use.

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IMC and Concern Safeguarding Focal Point Training: French

This document contains the French translation of the IMC and Concern Safeguarding Focal Point Training.

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