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Humanitarian Resistance: its ethical and operational importance

This paper by Hugo Slim explores how resistance humanitarianism can contribute to efforts to tackle humanitarian crises. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the return of military dictatorship in Myanmar have reminded the world of the importance of humanitarian resistance. In…

29 Nov 2022 Resource

Racism in the humanitarian sector endangers aid workers’ lives

GISF’s Research Advisor, Chiara Jancke, recently produced a blog highlighting some of the findings of the recent GISF publication ‘Toward Inclusive Security: the impact of ‘race’, ethnicity and nationality on aid workers’ security’. The blog, published by Bond, notes seven…

13 Jul 2022 Resource

GISF NGO Security Toolbox Launch | GISF & INSSA webinar

GISF NGO Security Toolbox The GISF NGO Security Toolbox provides easily accessible guidance, resources and tools to help NGOs integrate good risk management practices into their operations in-country during humanitarian responses. The toolbox enables both security specialists and non-security staff…

16 Jun 2022 Resource

HNPW | A Person-Centred Approach to Security Risk Management | Resources

Humanitarian/development organisations have a duty of care to take all reasonable measures to protect their staff from foreseeable risks, including those that emerge due a staff member’s personal profile. Part of organisations’ duty of care obligations is to ensure that…

28 Apr 2021 Resource

Securing aid worker safety through effective budgeting

Over the summer of 2019, the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) has been lobbying aid and donor organisations around the world. Aimed at improving the budgeting processes for aid worker safety and security, the ‘At What Cost?’ movement gained traction…

5 Nov 2019 Resource

Management of Women Expatriates in International Humanitarian Organizations

This paper investigates the difference between human resource management in the context of multinational corporations and international humanitarian organisations. It seeks to identify strategies for INGOs to implement in order to prepare and protect female international staff conducting fieldwork.

5 Feb 2018 Resource