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Covid-19 and localisation: an opportunity for equitable risk-sharing

Localisation, NGO Security Management

Read the original article for the Humanitarian Practice Network Covid-19 is an opportunity for change.  Flaws in the way risks are managed between local and international partners have been exposed by the current crisis. Building on lessons learned from the…

Article 2020 English

Gestión de la Violencia Sexual contra el Personal Humanitario: prevención, preparación, respuesta y atención posterior

Gender, Human Rights, Inclusivity, Legal Obligations, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Training, Wellbeing

Las agencias humanitarias tienen el deber de cuidado de responder ante incidentes de violencia sexual contra su personal. La violencia sexual, en todas sus formas, vulnera los derechos humanos. Los incidentes de este tipo afligen profundamente a la persona superviviente,…

Guides 2020 Spanish GISF publication

Gestión de la Seguridad del Personal Humanitario con Perfiles Diversos

Gender, Human Rights, Inclusivity, Legal Obligations, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Training, Wellbeing

La seguridad personal de alguien que trabaja en el sector humanitario se ve afectada por la interacción entre dónde está esa persona, quién es, y su función y su organización. Como empleadoras, las organizaciones humanitarias tienen el deber de cuidado…

Paper 2020 Spanish GISF publication

Compounding Crises, Episode 1: Partnerships in Crisis

Acceptance, Access, Localisation, NGO Security Management

In the first episode of Compounding Crises, the third GISF Podcast series, we speak to Léa Moutard, GISF’s Research Advisor. Since joining GISF in August 2019, Léa has been managing a new research project on Partnerships and Security Risk Management:…

Podcast 2020 English GISF publication

Protection of a (medical) facility against a mob attack

NGO Security Management

It is extremely difficult to protect a facility that is attacked by an angry mob. There are however a few measures that can be considered to pre-empt and prepare for mob attacks. This guidance outlines some such measures.

Guidance Material 2020 English

Special Edition Podcast: Managing Operations in a COVID-19 World

NGO Security Management

In this one-off podcast, Tara Arthur, GISF’s Projects and Membership Officer (Americas) speaks to Heather Hughes, GISF’s Deputy Director. Since February, Heather has been leading GISF’s activities on COVID-19. During this short release, Tara and Heather discuss some of the…

Podcast 2020 English GISF publication

Event recording: Security risk management and duty of care during COVID-19

Acceptance, Access, Legal Obligations, Localisation, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance

Humanitarian work is in most cases carried out in insecure environments and situations, making it critical for organizations to be able to identify and manage security risks affecting their operations. Although Security Risk Management (SRM) in the humanitarian sector has…

Event recording 2020 English

GISF Publications Catalogue

Acceptance, Access, Civil-Military, Communications, Context Analysis, Gender, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, Inclusivity, Legal Obligations, Localisation, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Private Security Providers, Safety, Technology, Training

GISF Publications GISF Briefing Papers and Reports GISF Briefing Papers and Reports investigate some of the key conceptual issues facing NGOs and security risk managers in humanitarian operations. The papers aim to consolidate theory in practice; many contain practical tools…

Other 2020 English GISF publication