Addressing sexual violence against humanitarian aid workers is a vital task, one that must be undertaken by all humanitarian organisations. In the past two years of operations, these organisations have repeatedly asked Report the Abuse for information and assistance on how they can do better to address sexual violence against their staff.
The first good practices tool to provide concrete and actionable information on how to improve prevention measures, policies, and procedures has finally been published. Report the Abuse encourages all humanitarian organisations to use this tool as a base for developing its own good practices, and to share the lessons learned from addressing the issue.
All humanitarian aid workers deserve safe and healthy workplaces, free from sexual violence. The process to creating this reality must start today.