ICVA Paper
10 July, 2018

The Long Run to Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Subject / Cross-cutting issues / Protection / Safeguarding_PSEA /

Acts of sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA), including sexual harassment at work place, are punished by law. However, such acts continue to occur in all settings, including by peacekeeping, humanitarian and development actors. Aware of the risks, these actors are increasingly strengthening their internal systems and measures to protect against sexual abuse and exploitation (PSEA), first the population they are working in, but also at work place. But are the efforts going in the right direction? Are there areas where further investment is needed to address current challenge and to transform ‘the zero tolerance’ from a policy on paper to a reality for all, including the most vulnerable?

The current paper aims to contribute to such a reflection by sharing on the experiences of the members of ICVA.