Child Protection/Gender Based Violence
PSEA Strategy and 12-month Action Plan - October 2018
In May 2017, the Ethiopian Humanitarian Country Team (EHCT) endorsed a PSEA Strategy to protect community members from sexual exploitation and abuse (‘SEA’) and to ensure that all humanitarian operations in Ethiopia monitor and enforce zero tolerance for SEA and zero impunity for any humanitarian worker found to have engaged in SEA. The EHCT also agreed to establish a PSEA Network in Ethiopia with focal points from all participating agencies. The PSEA Network was launched earlier this year with a PSEA Strategy and 12-month Action Plan developed. Download the Action Plan
On 9 October 2003, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Bulletin on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (2003/13) announced special measures to address sexual exploitation and abuse, which applies to all staff of the United Nations (including interns, consultants and contractors).
Sexual Exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. Sexual Abuse is the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions
Sexual Exploitation is not the same as sexual harassment. Sexual exploitation or abuse occurs by a humanitarian worker against a beneficiary or vulnerable community member; sexual harassment occurs between staff members.
These materials have been developed by UNICEF Ethiopia for distribution to staff and implementing partners.
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