Resources

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 bblanchard@interaction.org.

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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

IASC and IOM

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.

InterAction: Investigation Report Outline

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InterAction: Principles of Investigation

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Office of Internal Oversight Services: Investigations Manual 2015

This document is an investigations manual from OIOS. It is from 2015 and may be out of date, but may serve as a useful reference for organizations looking to learn more about investigations.

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Save The Children US: Investigation Toolkit

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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: https://psea.interagencystandingcommittee.org/dashboard

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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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