Safeguarding Matters
New Ways of Working Post-DRC

New Ways of Working Post-DRC

January 18, 2021

In September 2020, the New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed that ‘More than 50 women accuse aid workers of sex abuse in Congo Ebola crisis.’ On this episode, Dr Eleanor Nwadinobi talks to Nellie Peyton, one of the journalist who uncovered the story, to understand what happened in the DRC and how. Ester Dross, an experienced safeguarding advisor, also joins to help us explore what the sector can learn from this experience. Find our top takeaways below and share your own reflections and learning on our Online Community

 

A summary of the Top Takeaways from this podcast:

  1. Engage communities from the start: Communicate with communities on their rights, expectations and the ways to report concerns.
  2. Provide incentives to report: Explain exactly what happens to reports.
  3. Strengthen recruitment processes: Consider candidates as potential prey as well as perpetrators
  4. Give weight to safeguarding or PSEAH focal points: A direct link to management will enable real change.

  5. Be proactive: It’s not good enough to sit and wait for reports. Go out there and talk to people.

Safeguarding focal points roles and responsibilities - የጥቃት ጥበቃ ተጠሪዎች ሚናና ኃላፊነት

Safeguarding focal points roles and responsibilities - የጥቃት ጥበቃ ተጠሪዎች ሚናና ኃላፊነት

January 13, 2021

In this podcast we will discuss the role and responsibilities of safeguarding focals with CAFOD, SCIAF and Trócaire Joint Office (CST) Women Empowerment Programme Coordinator and safeguarding focal, Kassach Abegaz.

እ.ኤ.አ. ሴፕቴምበር 2020 በማዕከላችን የተደረገ የፍላጎት ምዘና ጥናት፤ በኢትዮጵያ ሲቪል ማኅበረሰብ ደርጅቶች ውስጥ የጥቃት ጥበቃ ተጠሪዎች ሚናና ኃላፊነት ግልጽ አለመሆኑን አመልክቷል። በዚህ ፖድካስት በካፎድ፤ ስኪያፍና ትሮክረ የጋራ ቢሮ (CST) የውሜን ኢምፓወርመንት ፕሮግራም አስተባባሪ (Women Empowerment Programme Coordinator) እና የጥቃት ጥበቃ ተጠሪ (safeguarding focal) ከሆነችው ካሰች አበጋዝ ጋር የጥቃት ጥበቃ ተጠሪዎች ሚናና ኃላፊነትን ምን እንደሆነ እንወያያለን፡፡  

Can we trust the aid sector to keep people safe?

Can we trust the aid sector to keep people safe?

December 11, 2020

On this episode, we reflect on challenges the aid sector has faced in keeping people safe and what it will take to make real improvements and restore trust. Nastasya Gecim talks to Hannah Clare, Head of PSEA & Safeguarding at Norwegian Refugee Council, and Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell, the CEO of Girls not Brides. They make a powerful case for learning, partnerships and accountability. Tweet us with your thoughts @SafeguardingRSH

Is Feminist Leadership for you?

Is Feminist Leadership for you?

November 12, 2020

On this episode, Nastasya Gecim talks to Leila Billing, a gender and development consultant who specialises in Feminist Leadership, and Lillian Bogonko, a leadership coach and organisation transformation specialist who is leading ActionAid on their journey to implementing Feminist Leadership. We’ll find out what Feminist Leadership is, how it can be implemented, and what it means for creating safe cultures and strengthening safeguarding. Some of the materials referenced in the podcast are linked below.

 

Abusing Power: Exploring root causes and issues for safeguarding - power, privilege, gender and intersectionality – Full webinar recording or video summary, RSH

How feminist leadership can strengthen global development’s approach to safeguarding – blog, Leila Billing

All About Power – Report, CREA (Srilatha Batliwala)

How we practice feminism at work – Report, ActionAid

Case study: How Feminist Leadership Can Enhance Safeguarding – Case studies, Bond

ምርመራ፡ መርሆዎቹና ክፍተቶቻቸው” በሚል ርዕስ በኦክስፋም ኢትዮጵያ የሰው ኃይል ቢዝነስ አጋር ከሆነው ከሚካኤል ሽፈራው ጋር የተደረገውን የመጀመሪያውን የአማርኛ ፖድካስት ቃለ መጠይቃችንን ያዳምጡ።

ምርመራ፡ መርሆዎቹና ክፍተቶቻቸው” በሚል ርዕስ በኦክስፋም ኢትዮጵያ የሰው ኃይል ቢዝነስ አጋር ከሆነው ከሚካኤል ሽፈራው ጋር የተደረገውን የመጀመሪያውን የአማርኛ ፖድካስት ቃለ መጠይቃችንን ያዳምጡ።

October 1, 2020

ይህ ፓድካስት ዓለም አቀፍ መሥፈርትን በተከተለና የጥቃት ሰለባዎችን ፍላጎት ባከበረ መልኩ ምርመራ ማድረግን እንዲሁም ስለ ምርመራ መሠረታዊ መርሆዎች ላይ ግንዛቤ ይሰጣል። እባክዎን እዚህ ያዳምጡ።

Understanding Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and Introducing the Hub

Understanding Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and Introducing the Hub

May 26, 2020

Why is Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Sexual Harassment (SEAH) such a key issue in the aid sector, and what is being done to address it?

Paul Nolan interviews Natalie Versteeg and Gwilym Jones from the Safeguarding Unit at the Department for International Development (DFID) to learn more about the importance of the Safeguarding Summit in 2018, why the Hub was established and what other safeguarding initiatives DFID is involved in. Nastasya Gecim talks to our National Associate in Ethiopia, Semhal Getachew, to look at how the Hub will work with civil society to tackle safeguarding issues in Ethiopia. The COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges and risks for safeguarding and key messages on safeguarding in pandemics will be shared.

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