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Investigating Allegations of SEA - A Toolkit for Partners

This e-learning course is one of the deliverables of the UN High Commissioner for Refugee´s IASC Championship on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment (September 2019 – December 2020). This project was developed in response to specific requests from UN partners to support the strengthening of their capacity to conduct high-quality investigations of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, and the e-learning package was tested and refined through consultations with NGO partners and other stakeholders.

Whilst the e-learning course is primarily intended for implementing partners of the United Nations that are directly conducting investigations of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse within their organizations, it can also be useful for other partners and stakeholders to enhance their knowledge of the investigative process, applicable standards and principles, and applying a victim-centered approach

Translations into priority languages, including Arabic, French and Spanish, will begin in the first quarter of 2022.

Questions on the e-learning course can be directed to UNHCR’s Inspector General’s Office, at


  • Language: Arabic
  • Also available in:
  • Theme: Accountability, Training
  • Year of publication: 2021
  • Author: UNHCR
  • Size: 5,201.84 KB
  • Document:pdf
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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 and global dashboard has been developed and managed through the support of UNICEF. It is dedicated to providing technical support and resources to practitioners, and to tracking inter-agency, collective progress across countries with a humanitarian response.