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.

UNHCR: Guidelines on Conducting Investigations And Preparing Investigations Reports

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National Level Coordination of PSEA Activities

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IASC Championship Letter UNFPA

This letter from Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA sets the priorities for the UNFPA IASC Championship on PSEA.

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IASC: A Proposal For Advancing PSEA at Country Level

The following proposal outlines a scale-up plan on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA)
through a call for collective action and investment by IASC members in all countries with Humanitarian
Response Plans or Refugee Response Plans.

Please note that this document is from 2018.

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IASC PSEA Mapping Consolidated Data

Please note that this document may not be up to date. It is best to check the IASC Global Dashboard here:

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EISF: Managing Sexual Violence Against Aid Workers 2019

This document from EISF aims to build on the growing awareness of sexual violence against aid workers to provide guidance for agencies on how to reduce the risk of sexual violence, how to increase incident reporting, how to aid the recovery of survivors, how to positively influence organizational culture and how to deal with in-house perpetrators. This document will be useful for anyone with a responsibility for staff care, safety, and security as well as anyone involved in processes aimed at preventing or responding to incidents of sexual violence against staff, such as security focal points, HR staff, project and program staff, and first responders to incidents of sexual violence within an aid organization.

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Thrive Worldwide: Supporting Staff After a Critical Incident

This document from Thrive Worldwide gives organizations some considerations for supporting staff after a critical incident.

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Peace Corps Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Response FAQ

This document from Peace Corps intended to help Peace Corps staff implement MS 243 and other policy and procedures related to the agency’s sexual assault program. The FAQ represents the advice and interpretation of the various offices at headquarters that oversee implementation of MS 243. The FAQ are guidelines rather than policy. This document will be useful for organizations looking for a comprehensive example of a resource guide for employees in relation to SEAH.

*Please note that this document may not be up to date.

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Duty of Care: Protection of Humanitarian Aid Workers from Sexual Violence

This document from Duty of Care International provides some safeguarding guidance on performing reference checks.

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International Medical Corps and Concern Worldwide Safeguarding Focal Point Training

This document from IMC and Concern is a safeguarding focal point training package. The package includes a facilitation guide, a participant resource handbook, and powerpoints for four modules: awareness, prevention, reporting, and responding. This document will be useful for organizations looking to deliver a training to safeguarding focal points.

This zip file contains the following documents as part of IMC and Concerns Safeguarding Focal Point Training:
1) Facilitation Guide
2) Participant Resource Handbook
3) Four sets of PowerPoint slide presentations (one for each module)

This document is also available in Spanish here.

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