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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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.

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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