Monday, May 6, 2019

May 2019. DisasterReady. Managing Sexual Violence Against Aid Workers: Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Aftercare










Managing Sexual Violence Against Aid Workers: Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Aftercare

Material European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) 7 hours
This 134-page document aims to support aid agencies in preventing, being prepared for and responding to incidents of sexual violence against their staff.  This document is intended as a good practice guide to help strengthen existing processes and support organizations as they set up their own protocols.

While there are many competing terms and definitions, this guide refers to sexual violence as any act of a sexual nature that is unwanted or forced.  It covers all incidents from sexual harassment to rape, including stalking, sharing sexual images without consent and sexual assault
This guide is not aimed at survivors of sexual violence.  It is intended to be a good practice guide to help organizations strengthen existing processes and set up their own protocols..
Sexual violence in all its forms violates human rights and organizations have a duty of care to respond to incidents of sexual violence against their staff.