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      State of Practice: The Evolution of Security Risk Management in the Humanitarian Space

      NGO Security Management, Safety, Duty of Care

      As a subject of humanitarian policy and practice, security risk management (SRM) has been an active and growing – yet largely understudied – area of operations. Only a small number of comprehensive, sector-wide analyses of SRM have been published over…

      Paper, Report 2024 Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Amharic, Ukranian GISF publication

      Mobile Guide: Managing Sexual Violence Against Aid Workers

      Gender, Human Rights, NGO Security Management, Safety, Wellbeing

      GISF have recently developed a new interactive Managing Sexual Violence Guide together with Disaster Ready in English and Arabic. Sexual violence in all its forms violates human rights. Organisations have a duty of care to respond to incidents of sexual…

      Guides, Tool 2021 Arabic, English GISF publication

      دليل إدارة المخاطر الأمنية (Security Risk Management Toolkit: Mobile Guides – Arabic Version)

      Context Analysis, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Training

      We worked with Disaster Ready to develop a collection of 6 short, interactive mobile guides on critical security topics. Based on our popular Security to Go guide, the mobile guides have been designed to help you protect yourself, your organisation, and your community. Each guide covers…

      Guides, Training Document 2020 Arabic GISF publication

      Security Incident Information Management (SIIM) Handbook

      Security incident information management (SIIM) is the collection, reporting, recording, analysis, sharing and use of information (including data) linked to a security incident (2018). Security incident information management is a key part of an organisation’s broader security risk management, which…

      Guidance Material 2017 Arabic, English, French, Spanish GISF publication

      Security Risk Management: a basic guide for smaller NGOs

      Legal Obligations, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Safety

      This guide (2017) aims to be a simple, easy-to-use security resource to help smaller NGOs demystify security risk management. By setting out the elements of a basic security risk management framework, this guide aims to support NGOs in translating their…

      Guides, Guidance Material 2017 Arabic, English, French, Spanish GISF publication