Preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment
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.
Explore GADN resources and learn more about preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Confronting sexual violence and abuse in the aid industrial complex: Towards transnational feminist responses Nancy Kachingwe for GADN (2018)
Safeguarding and Beyond Report of a GADN workshop Heather Cole for GADN (2018)
Guidance and resources on gender reviews, support to survivors of violence, sexual harassment and safeguarding Elanor Jackson and Kanwal Ahluwalia for GADN (2018)
Speech given at the International Summit on Tackling Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment in the Aid Sector, October 18th 2018 - Alina Potts, Research Scientist, The Global Women's Institute, George Washington University (2018)
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