Summary of IASC Good Practices: Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Aid Workers – IASC

“This paper summarizes actions undertaken by IASC members to protect from and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and sexual harassment and abuse (SHA). This summary aims to promote good practice and learning within the IASC and identify opportunities for collaboration, where possible, responding to calls for the IASC to ‘share and promote best practices on preventing, investigating, and responding to sexual harassment and assault ‘. Actions have been grouped according to the strategy endorsed by the IASC in December 2018, which identifies priorities under three main objectives” :

1. Encouraging victims to come forward and a speak up culture

2. Improving quality, survivor centred support and protection

3. Strengthened vetting, reference-checking, investigation processes and disciplinary measures