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Ten years on: learning from the Steve Dennis case

Duty of Care

Why now? It’s been ten years since a complex incident in Kenya prompted significant change within NGO SRM. The repercussions of the incident, particularly the court case brought by one affected, Steve Dennis, have been…

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Sharing Risk for Equitable Partnerships: a case study from Nigeria

NGO Security Management, Local Action

Previously, CBM merely invested in the security and safeguarding of its own staff. Offices and vehicles needed to be protected. Staff required training. While CBM staff occasionally travel in insecure areas, partner staff face the brunt of security…

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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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