Addressing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Humanitarian Work

Asset Africa Institute, (www.assetafrica.co.ke) is pleased to invite you to the following workshop.

Workshop Title: Addressing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Humanitarian Work-Protection Mainstreaming, Rights Monitoring, Communication and Reporting

Training Need

The course gives humanitarian workers opportunity to know their statutory responsibilities in dealing with exploited staffs. They’ll also benefit from expert knowledge regarding reporting mechanisms and assessments needed to investigate the issues surrounding sexual exploitation and abuse of humanitarian workers and reducing the risk and ensuring safeguarding humanitarian staff.

Overall Objective

To equip participants with requisite knowledge, skills and tools to ensure that all humanitarian personnel understand the Humanitarian norms of conduct, particularly regarding mainstreaming protection, prohibition of sexual exploitation and abuse, and the standards of behaviour required of them. Additionally, the training seeks to inform humanitarian workers about the consequences of misconduct, their duties and responsibilities to report misconduct and the mandate of key entities to address conduct and discipline issues.

Target Audience

Participants will be drawn from member humanitarian world-UN investigation units/UN Gender Units/ Human Resource Department Heads/Legal units/ health department/ (psychologists, Counsellors and Physicians), INGOs, NGOs & (Multi-sectorial) practitioners.

The Learning Outcomes

  1. Learning Outcome # 1– Sexual Exploitation and Abuse background. To demonstrate an understanding of six core principles for humanitarian workers and the emergence of sexual exploitation and abuse: the Brahimi Report, UN Conduct and Discipline, Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principles on Humanitarian Workers.
  2. Learning Outcome # 2 –Normative Frameworks and Mandates. To demonstrate an understanding of causes and impact/effects of sexual exploitation and abuse to humanitarian workers in complex situations.
  3. Learning Outcome # 3 – Project Management. To demonstrate an understanding of sexual violence within the legal and normative frameworks and be able to engage different stakeholders to address sexual exploitation and abuse and mainstream protection among humanitarian organizations/programs/ workers.
  4. Learning Outcome # 4 – Sexual exploitation and abuse prevention programming. To equip participants with knowledge, skills and tools to enable them act to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse among humanitarian workers.
  5. Learning Outcome # 5Sexual exploitation and abuse response pprogramming. To equip participants with knowledge of appropriate actions and mechanism for preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and abuse issues in a multi- sectorial operation.
  6. Learning Outcome # 6Practical Confirmation Exercise Sexual exploitation and abuse prevention and response planning.

Course Methodology and Strategy

This course will be conducted over 5 days .Corresponding to the learning outcomes above, this course is structured such that there are theoretical lessons followed by practical sessions. The theoretical portion of the course may be delivered in standard “lecture” format however this type of methodology will be used in a limited fashion. Emphasis is on the application of practical approaches/adult learning methodologies.

The learning outcomes will be reinforced with practical sessions which will consist of either case study analysis or practical development of prevention and response tools for use at a later stage in the course or during the conduct of the actual evaluation.

About the Organization

Asset Africa Institute (www.assetafrica.co.ke) -AAI- specializes in the research, design and delivery of high quality and affordable training programs for development workers worldwide. Over the years, AAI has provided consultancies and training to such reputable organizations as: Federal University, Birnin Kebbi-Nigeria, Norwegian Church Aid-Zambia, ACOMIN-Nigeria, Salvation Army-Tanzania, Love Botswana Outreach Mission, Islamic Relief-Somalia, Cornerstone Development-Uganda, IOM-South Sudan, DCA-Ethiopia, Africa Rice Center -Benin, Rwanda Union of the Blind, Sasakawa Africa Association-Ethiopia, Harare Institute of Technology-Zimbabwe, CARE-International-Mali, Mazommo Construction Company-Liberia, CARE-International-Niger, UNDP-Somalia, HEAL Africa-DRC,  Diakonia, NGO Safety-Somalia, County Government of Siaya-Kenya, Oxfam GB-Yemen,  Generations for Peace-Jordan, CBR Africa Network-Uganda, Victoria Finance PLC-Tanzania, PSI-Benin, WASH Alliance Hellen Keller International-Mali, ADRA Niger, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources-Ghana, The American Refugee Committee (ARC)-Somalia, Under the Same Sun-Tanzania among others.

For more information kindly contact:

Lillian Ateng’
Training Coordinator
Asset Africa Institute
Trust Mansion Hse, Tubman Road off Koinange Street
P.O. Box 12903 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya      
 Phone: +254 -722 469454/720986965    
Email: info@assetafrica.co.ke /assetafrika@gmail.com             

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