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

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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.

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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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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Fact Sheet: Preventing Workplace Sexual Misconduct USAID

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

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Oxfam Investigation Report

This document is the report of the Charity Commissions inquiry into Oxfam Great Britian. This report is useful for organizations that are looking to develop a better understanding of some of the risk factors for SEAH.

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Stop the Sexual Assault Against Humanitarian and Development Aid Workers

This study’s goal is to contribute knowledge to
the prevention of and response to sexual harassment and assault against aid workers, a topic that is under-researched and under-reported. This is one of the first scholarly, in-depth studies of sexual harassment and assault against humanitarian aid workers, including heterosexual women and men and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) aid professionals.

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Save the Children Workplace Culture-Independent Review

This document is an Independent Review of Workplace Culture at Save the Children UK. It is from 2018 and it includes an overview of the culture at Save the Children, Trustee Leadership, and Recommendations. The recommendations section may be useful for organizations looking for advice on addressing internal workplace culture issues.

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UN Safe Space Survey Report

This report delivered by Deloitte on behalf of the United Nations describes the findings of their survey on sexual harassment in the workplace. It discusses the prevalence of sexual harassment in the UN< target experience, witness experience, and the work environment. This document will be useful for organizations that are looking to better understand workplace sexual harassment.

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Antecedents and Consequences of Sexual Harassment in Organizations: A Test of an Integrated Model

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Violence at Work--Law and Practice Report

This document from the ILO is intended to facilitate the standard-setting discussion of violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work. It provides information on law and practice across the world that may also be useful in replying to the questionnaire appended to it. This document will be useful for organizations looking to better understand sexual violence and harassment in the workplace.

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