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      Managing the Message: Communication and media management in a security crisis

      NGO Security Management, Safety

      Managing the Message: Communication and Media Management in a Security Crisis, a guide written by Sara Davidson (2013), offers guidance on communication and media management following a critical incident involving one or more members of national or international staff. Communication and…

      Guides 2013 English GISF publication

      Security Audits

      Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Safety

      Security Audits (2013) provides a simple guide which can be used to examine the security management system of an organisation. A security management system (SMS) audit is an evidence-based review of the system’s structure and functions and a test of the…

      Guides 2013 English GISF publication

      Office Closure

      Legal Obligations, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance

      Office Closure (2013) considers the processes required to close an office or programme while minimising risks to staff, the organisation, and programmes. This Guide is intended for use in either a planned closure, or a closure which is forced by contextual…

      Guides 2013 English GISF publication

      The Cost of Security Risk Management for NGOs

      NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance

      The Cost of Security Risk Management for NGOs (2013) explores the costs related to safety and security management for aid programmes. It aims to assist all aid practitioners to determine their risk management expenditure more accurately, and demonstrate an evidence-based…

      Paper, Report 2013 English GISF publication

      Family First: Liaison and support during a crisis

      Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management

      Family First: Liaison and support during a crisis addresses the stages of planning, delivery and review of Family Support by an NGO during a crisis. It is intended for CMT staff who must support the family liaison process, as well as…

      Guides 2013 English, French GISF publication

      La famille avant tout : soutien et liaison en situation de crise

      Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management

      En assurant la liaison et en apportant un soutien à la famille, on peut jouer un rôle vital dans la résolution d’une crise, en veillant à ce que l’organisation puisse organiser une réponse concertée, à ce que l’information soit gérée…

      Guides 2013 French GISF publication

      Gender and Security: Guidelines for mainstreaming gender in security risk management

      Gender

      Gender and security is a complex issue, and this research by Christine Persaud (2014) found that there are different levels of comprehension of what it means in humanitarian and development assistance practice. The differences in gendered behaviour, bias, and learning have…

      Paper, Briefing, Guidance Material 2012 English GISF publication

      Safeguarding Humanitarianism in Armed Conflict: A Call for Reconciling International Legal Obligations and Counterterrorism Measures in the United States

      Legal Obligations, Civil-Military, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues

      This report (2012) by Kay Guinane, Karen Siciliano Lucas and Elizabeth Holland through CSN (Charity and Security Network) examines where and how the international obligations of the U.S.conflict with domestic counterterrorism measures in the context of humanitarian action in armed…

      Report 2012 English