Preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment

 SHOMPOLE, KENYA  - JUNE 11 : Maasai tribe young mothers gather for a forum organized by AMREF, and geared at family planning and other sexual reproductive health options. During the discussions, the community health worker demonstrates condom usage, and other options for contraceptives. June 11, 2014 in Shompole, Kenya. (Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik/Reportage by Getty Images).

Following revelations in 2018 of sexual abuse by INGO staff, there has been an increased focus in the development sector on ‘safeguarding’ as a way to prevent incidents of sexual harassment and abuse. GADN has been working with members organisations to highlight the way in which these abuses are rooted in unequal power relations. Tackling the root causes of gender inequality must be part of any safeguarding response.

GADN Resources

Explore GADN resources and learn more about preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

GADN Working Group

The Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) Working Group provides a platform for sharing learning and promoting best practice. The Group works to ensure that the UK Government’s response to PSEAH is rooted in an understanding of gender and other power inequalities.

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📷 Young Maasai tribe mothers at a AMREF forum on family planning and sexual reproductive health. Shompole, Kenya (June 2014) © Jonathan Torgovnik

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