Resource Library

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

This library serves as a hub where stakeholders and NGO teams can access resources related to safeguarding. These resources range from guidance documents, training template, 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 improve the humanitarian and development sector’s understanding of and ability to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual harassment and abuse when they occur.

Due to some of the content in the Reference Library, it is only available to staff of InterAction Members. Please register utilizing your work email address. If you would like to explore becoming an InterAction Member, please contact Burt Blanchard at

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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.

Community Based Safeguarding Visual Toolkit – Translations

Habitat for Humanity International, Oxfam International, Wateraid, Translators Without Borders

This resource contains the translate materials of the Community Based Safeguarding Visual Toolkit. To access the translations, please click on the name of the Resource. This will take you to a landing page where you can click on the links of each language available. More translations may become available as time goes on. Please note that InterAction, Oxfam International, Habitat for Humanity International, and WaterAid cannot ensure the accuracy of all translations.

Deployment Package for PSEA Coordinators


This tool provides guidance to PSEA Coordinators tasked with supporting an inter-agency PSEA Program in country under Resident and/or Humanitarian Coordinators. While targeted to Coordinators who are dedicated full time to this role, the tool can be used by anyone who is coordinating PSEA work in country, e.g. PSEA Network co-chairs or PSEA Focal Points.

DFID Safeguarding Infrastructure Tools

This document was produced by DFID for DFOD advisers, program managers, and Senior Responsible Officers working on programs that involve infrastructure. This document is useful for organizations that are looking to familiarize themselves with potential SEAH risks within infrastructure investments and understand what actions they can take that will help identify, mitigate and respond to SEAH risks or incidents in the downstream delivery of infrastructure programs (including taking a survivor-centered approach).

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CHS Alliance PSEA Handbook

This document demonstrates how aid workers can implement practical measures to prevent sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment in line with the Core Humanitarian Standard PSEAH Index. This document will be useful for organizations that are looking for ways that they can take the key areas from the PSEAH Index and put them into practice. It also provides a real-life case study for each area covered.

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EISF Risk Management Guidelines

This document from EISF provides organization with guidelines on how to address sexual violence against aid workers. This document will be the most useful for organizations that are looking for a brief introduction to steps that they can take to protect their aid workers from SEAH.

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IASC PSEA Task Force: Guidelines to Implement the Minimum Operating Standards for PSEA

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IASC PSEA Minimum Operating Standards

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IASC Good Practices

This document from the IASC summarizes actions taken by IASC members to protect from and respond to SEA and SHA. Actions have been grouped according to the main strategy endorsed by the IASC in December 2018.

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Oxfam Ten-Point Action Plan

This document from Oxfam outlines their ten point plan to address safeguarding issues within the organization. This document will be useful for organizations that are looking for tangible examples of actions to take to address safeguarding issues within their organizations.

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Audit Your Organization Against IASC MOS Procedure for PSEA

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UN: SEA Risk Managment Toolkit

This document from the UN is a planning and risk management toolkit. This toolkit can help organizations identify and record risks, develop a workplan and describe how the organization will prevent and mitigate these risks.

These tools are primarily aimed for those working in UN field Missions, but may be useful for other organizations as well.

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UN General Assembly PSEA Approach

This document from USAID provides an overview of USAID's sexual misconduct policies and approach.

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