EISF has today published a new article entitled Safeguarding Aid Workers. In the aid world and the media today, considerable attention is given to the concept of safeguarding. While the term is largely used in reference to beneficiaries, in this article Megan Nobert explores the safeguarding of aid workers. The author explores the meaning of safeguarding, as well as current trends and new initiatives.
Megan Nobert is a Canadian born legal professional, academic, and humanitarian. While in South Sudan in 2015, she was sexually assaulted by another humanitarian, and this led to her going public about her experience in July 2015. This experience also inspired her to start Report the Abuse, whose mandate was to break down the silence on sexual violence against humanitarian aid workers.
As part of GISF’s safeguarding campaign, this article complements the GISF guide Managing Sexual Violence against Aid Workers: prevention, preparedness, response and aftercare, which was published in March 2019. To keep up with the campaign, search #EISFSafeguarding or follow @eisf1 on Twitter. For extra resources see the Safeguarding Aid Workers theme page.