There is a global concern over the performance of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by aid workers towards beneficiaries. The need for reinforced action to protect beneficiaries of humanitarian assistance from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) arose from reports confirming that humanitarian workers had been responsible for acts of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA).
PSEA policies and practices aim to end sexual exploitation and sexual abuse by humanitarian workers. Recipients of humanitarian aid and aid workers-both need to know how to contact the proper complaints procedure in the event that SEA arises, particularly in a scenario with numerous organizations providing humanitarian help.
In light of this, IHS has given priority to efforts to prevent and respond to these abuses. In 2022, it offered training on the PSEA’s main ideas, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) Six Core Principles of PSEA, and the IHS staff members’ manual on human resources and guiding principles.
Among the participants of the training, twelve humanitarian workers were from Asayita Area Office (out of which five were females), six were from Serdo Area Office (which included two females) , five were from Semera Regional Office (three females) and one male was from Serdo Area Office. Out of the total participants, 47% were female staff members.