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.

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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.

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.

A Human Rights Framework for Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment

This document provides a framework for humanitarian and development organizations to understand preventing sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (PSEAH) as a matter of human rights. There are three documents: 

A Human Rights Framework for PSEAH - this document includes an introduction to the framework and lays out the elements of the framework.
Annex 1: Definitions - this document defines key terms used in the framework.
Annex 2: Human Rights Documents - this document connects the key elements of the framework to internationally-recognized Human Rights Documents such as Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

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IMC and Concern Safeguarding Focal Point Training Arabic

This zip file contains the IMC and Concern Safeguarding Focal Point Training translated into Arabic.

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Aga Khan Foundation: Developing A Community-Based Complaints Mechanism in Consultation with Communities

This guideline is the result of a CBCM pilot project run by AKF in Afghanistan and Tajikistan in 2020 and 2021, co-funded by AKF USA and InterAction. The aim of this project was to pilot an approach to designing and implementing a community complaints/reporting model that drew on innovative engagement methods and that can be adapted to fir the needs of different communities (and the groups within them) in varying contexts.

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Mennonite Central Committee US: PSEAH Training Materials (Haitian Creole)

MCC created these PSEAH training materials for staff and partners with SOFA, a Haitian-based NGO. They are available in Haitian Creole. 

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PSEA YouTube Videos

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