Closing the accountability gap to better protect victims/survivors of SEAH (PSEAH 2.0) – Project

The sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH) of crisis-affected people by aid workers is among the worst failures of accountability in our sector.

CHS Alliance, with support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is leading a project to to improve the response to SEAH in a holistic and integrated way that puts the needs of the victim/survivors at the centre.

The project aims to improve and adapt existing approaches to  protection from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment (PSEAH) based on local knowledge and solutions in ways that are more accountable and lead to improved outcomes for people affected by crisis.

To achieve these goals, we are conducting research, piloting innovative programmatic approaches, advocating for accountability, developing guidance and modelling scale-up scenarios.

The focus is on three humanitarian settings:

  • Bangladesh
  • Ethiopia
  • Occupied Palestinian territories (oPt).

Insights and learning from the three countries will provide a roadmap for ways to potentially close the broader accountability gap and influence global discussions on PSEAH and accountability to affected people (AAP).

We know that a collective approach is more effective in preventing SEAH and responding to survivors/victims. By working together with victims/survivors through their trusted intermediaries to identify and pilot PSEAH measures, the project will inform guidance to benefit the humanitarian sector globally.

Download the project one-pager

If you are interested in learning more or being involved, please contact Martina Broström.