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Safeguarding Aid Workers

Safeguarding Aid Workers

This GISF article by Megan Nobert, founder of Report the Abuse, explores the safeguarding of aid workers.

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

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

This report, published by the Charity and Security Network, calls for greater reconciliation between US counterterrorism measures (CTMs) and the international humanitarian obligations of the US. The report discusses the challenges to humanitarian action posed by CTMs, and presents the arguement that, when applied to aid agencies, counterterrorism legislation constitutes a violation of international humanitarian obligations of the US.

‘Safeguarding’ as humanitarian buzzword: an initial scoping

This research article explores the framing of 'safeguarding' as a buzzword: about what buzzwords do, whether safeguarding is a global buzzword, whether it is a reframing of old concerns and historical accountability efforts, what is new about it—and finally, what kind of reflections and responses this newness should engender.

Diverse, Inclusive and Safe

This blog by Richard Chapman-Harris raises a key consideration for humanitarian organisations operating in high-risk countries: What does equality, diversity and inclusion mean for security risk management? Do they relate? Do they contradict each other? In his blog, Richard shares some key steps that organisations can take to be more inclusive and diverse while still ensuring staff security. Within humanitarian organisations, the diverse profiles of staff can affect these individuals’ risk profile and present both challenges and opportunities in relation to their safety and security.

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

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

The aims of Gender and Security: Guidelines for Mainstreaming Gender in Security Risk Management are twofold: to raise general awareness about gender and how it relates to security risk management, and to provide practical tools for effective integration of gender-specific considerations to the existing security management practices.