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Pride Month 2022: how can we keep our LGBTQIA+ colleagues safe


To mark this year’s pride month, GISF aimed to examine the specific risks faced by LGBTQIA+ colleagues in the humanitarian sector and how to make humanitarian security more inclusive. To explore this issue, we spoke with Reylynne Dela…

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The Big Picture: geopolitical trends driving humanitarian security challenges (Part 2)

NGO Security Management

Humanitarian space is constantly being negotiated, and today's security managers are having to make ethical considerations as they work to keep aid workers safe. In part two of this blog series, based on Hugo Slim's keynote speech at the 2021 HNPW session: 'SRM in the Changing Global and Humanitarian Context', Slim explores the evolution of the humanitarian footprint, and the ethics of security risk management.

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The Afghanistan Crisis of 2021: a Black Swan?

Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management

When the Taliban ramped up their offensive in May 2021, there were few indicators that it would lead to an immediate collapse of the Western-backed Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the multi-trillion-dollar project of the last twenty years. Unlike past…

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Security, Resilience, and the Humanitarian Sector

Training, Wellbeing

What is resilience? Resilience is a term that is increasingly used in the humanitarian sector, whether in relation to security risk management (SRM), staff well-being or business (operational) continuity. However, we rarely discuss what the term actually means. The Oxford…

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