Sexual abuse

In February 2018, the world was shocked by the news that a sex-scandal had occurred at Oxfam UK. As a response, humanitarian organizations have written protocols, measures and guidelines to prevent recurrence. But what do we really know about Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)? What are the causes? And do the existing measures really address the problem?
This dossier aims to bring together existing knowledge about PSEA within the aid sector. It focuses on four topics: defining the problem, data and numbers, measures to prevent and adequately response and lessons learned. Within the dossier, you can find official documents, reports, debates, scientific articles, and more.

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