The PSEA Outreach and Communication Fund was established in February 2020 as a deliverable of the High Commissioner’s IASC Championship on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and Sexual Harassment (September 2019 to December 2020). A joint initiative of UNHCR and the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), the Fund aims to support the critical work of NGOs in preventing situations of sexual exploitation and abuse by ensuring all affected people know that humanitarian assistance is never conditional on transactions or exchanges of any kind. Moreover, the Fund invests in community-led efforts to ensure that communities and SEA survivors know how and where to safely report allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation.
Carefully reviewed by a group of PSEA experts composed of UNHCR, ICVA, Translators Without Borders (TWB), Communications with Disaster-affected Communities (CDAC) Network, UNICEF, IOM and Oxfam, the 2020 round of awards was made to 19 NGOs to help them reinforce PSEA through strengthened community awareness and engagement. The materials they developed, used, and disseminated within different communities and groups are publicly available to all IASC members and the wider sector.
While most of the materials produced by the NGOs were targeting community awareness, several of them have produced additional materials targeting staff, host communities, community and youth volunteers and other target groups.
Guide on how to use this database:
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Organisations interested in implementing projects focused on raising community-awareness on the risks of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and on developing information, education, and communication (IEC) materials on PSEA, can browse the PSEA deliverables database for ideas, designs, and templates. Available in both final and editable formats, the materials are divided into different categories:
- Type of deliverable;
- Target group.
The links in this database will open on your browser a specific file or folder on OneDrive (a cloud service) that is available to view or download. The editable materials were developed using different file formats, such as the ones used by Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Office, etc., and may necessitate the correct software in order to edit and adapt them.
It is important to bear in mind that the materials in the database are the creations of their authors and do not represent ICVA, IASC or UNHCR, nor their views or endorsement of these materials. Hence, if an organisation wishes to build on an existing material in the database, it is important they remove any logo and other type of acknowledgement, such as “this project was funded by the PSEA Outreach and Communication Fund”. This also means that audios, such as radio spots, and videos should not include any type of reference to either ICVA, IASC, UNHCR or the PSEA Outreach and Communication Fund. Neglecting to do so is a breach of the permission to use the materials. NGOs interested in producing videos need to pay particular attention not to display any triggering situations. The materials in the database are available “as is” and support will not be provided.