The Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) Working Group tries to ensure that the UK sector’s response on sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and safeguarding is rooted in an understanding of gender and other power inequalities.


Fenella Porter, Oxfam

Joan Summers, Marie Stopes

Ruby Moshenska, ActionAid International

A steering group provides strategic direction and practical proposals and support.


  • Provide a platform for learning and best practice amongst GADN members on safeguarding.

  • Coordinate input to DFID and other key decision makers’ initiatives and consultations on safeguarding, including via Bond.

  • Promote feminist analysis of sexual harassment, abuse and exploitation across the sector, particularly ensuring that voices of women from the global south are heard.


Resources on preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment are available from GADN members and others.

📷 GADN members at ‘Feminist Responses to Safeguarding’ workshop (May 2019)