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Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the Aid Sector: Progress and Next Steps

Context Analysis, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Safety

This report details the responses from an enquiry into sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector. The report details the progress made between 2018 and 2020, particularly recognising new practices and procedures established to tackle this problem and improvements…

Report 2021 English

Good Governance for Safeguarding – Summary

NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Safety

This document, produced by the Resource and Support Hub, is a summary of the Bond-produced document Good Governance for Safeguarding: A Guide for UK NGO Boards.  Organisations can become safer if they have good governance structures in place. This short…

Other 2021 English

Front Line Defenders: Global Analysis 2020

Context Analysis, Human Rights, NGO Security Management

Front Line Defenders have recently released their Global Analysis report looking at Human Right Defenders in 2020. The report looks at the global impact 2020 had on human right defenders overall, particularly the impact of COVID-19, before delving into more…

Report 2021 English

SCORE Global Synthesis Report 2020

Access, Context Analysis, NGO Security Management, Safety

The Global Score Report highlights the national and international entities identified in the survey and data findings as especially effective at reaching people in hard-to-reach areas, and some emerging practices and new models that hold promise. These include peer-to-peer learning…

Report 2021 English

Report: On The Human Rights Frontline

Context Analysis, Human Rights, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance

Around the world there is an unprecedented surge in attacks against human rights defenders – people who protect and promote human rights. Amnesty’s new report On the Human Rights Frontline is centred on interviews with 82 human rights defenders in seven countries…

Report 2021 English

Exposed & Exploited: Data Protection in the Middle East and North Africa

NGO Security Management, Technology, Training

The year 2020 has witnessed governments respond to the global COVID-19 crisis by rushing to deploy technological solutions, from contact tracing applications to digital health certificates and passports. The pandemic has brought to center stage the significant threats new technologies…

Training Document 2021 English

Safeguarding Matters: The Resource and Support Hub Online Training Series

Inclusivity, NGO Security Management, Training

The Resource and Support Hub has developed a series of five free and accessible online training modules called Safeguarding Matters. The modules tell the story of a fictional civil society organisation called Family Health Frontiers (FHF). Over the five modules, learners join the FHF…

Training Document 2021 Amharic, Arabic, English, French, Swahili

GISF Call for Papers on Acceptance


Achieving safe operations through acceptance: challenges and opportunities for security risk management The Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF) is pleased to announce the opening of a call for papers for its upcoming publication, Achieving safe operations through acceptance: challenges and…

Other 2021 English GISF publication

Access Now Digital Security Helpline – Self-Doxing Guide

NGO Security Management, Technology, Training

This guide contains tips and resources for exploring open source intelligence on oneself to prevent malicious actors from finding and using this information for publishing, blackmailing or other forms of harassment.

Training Document 2021 English

Case Study: GOAL Sudan

NGO Security Management, Safety, Training

This documentary explores GOAL’s incident in 2009 when two aid workers were abducted in Darfur, Sudan. The video provides a reflection of the incident,  the mistakes in GOAL’s security and a detailed account of the incident from Sharon Cummings. Disclaimer…

Training Document 2021 English