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Accountability

The Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector establishes a minimum standard for organizations to share information as part of their recruitment process about people who have been found to have committed sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or sexual harassment “Misconduct” during employment. All organizations that sign up work to a common minimum exchange of relevant sensitive information, while respecting applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

OCHA has established an investigations fund to provide rapid grants to IASC entities to support investigations into SEA and sexual harassment allegations.

Joint IASC and CEB Meetings of Investigatory Bodies on Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment has been held on 26 Nov 2018 and 04 Nov 2019. The purpose of these meetings is to bring together the CEB Task Force, the IASC investigative bodies to consider how to work collectively to achieve enhanced capacity, harmonized and complementary approaches and cooperation.

Sexual exploitation and abuse represents a catastrophic failure of protection. It brings harm to those whom we are mandated to protect.

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee is working to scale up protection from sexual exploitation and abuse across humanitarian response efforts. This website is dedicated to providing technical support and resources to practitioners, and to tracking inter-agency, collective progress across countries with a humanitarian response.

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