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Keeping up with COVID-19: essential guidance for NGO security risk managers

NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact not only the security risks that NGOs face, but also the way risk treatment measures are developed, implemented, and communicated to staff. As we get used to new ways of working with COVID-19, and…

Guidance Material 2020 GISF publication

Gérer la Violence Sexuelle à l’encontre du Personnel Humanitaire : prévention, préparation, réponse et suivi

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

Les agences humanitaires ont des obligations de sécurité envers leur personnel, communément désignées par l’expression anglaise « duty of care », au titre desquelles elles se doivent de répondre aux incidents de violence sexuelle visant leurs employés. La violence sexuelle,…

Guides 2020 French GISF publication

Gérer la Sécurité du Personnel Humanitaire aux Profils Diversifiés

Gender, Inclusivity, Legal Obligations, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Safety, Wellbeing

La sécurité personnelle des travailleurs et travailleuses humanitaires dépend à la fois du lieu où ils se trouvent, de leur identité, de leur rôle et de l’organisation pour laquelle ils travaillent. Les organisations humanitaires ont des obligations de sécurité à…

Paper 2020 French GISF publication

Compounding Crises, Episode 2: Digital Security in the Humanitarian Space

Acceptance, Communications, Equipment, Gender, Human Rights, Inclusivity, Localisation, NGO Security Management, Technology, Training

For some, the digitisation of the humanitarian sphere is a crisis. For others, it’s a door to a world of unforeseen opportunities. Whatever way you look at it, digitisation has the potential to present real risks to NGOs and their…

Podcast 2020 English GISF publication
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GISF Webinar, Acceptance: past, present and future

Acceptance, NGO Security Management

This GISF webinar, which took place on Thursday 23rd July, looked back at the framing of acceptance as a security management approach, how acceptance is used today and opportunities for the future. Speakers: Dr Larissa Fast of the University of…

Webinar 2020 English GISF publication

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

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

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