Policy on Prevention and Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

As a humanitarian organization and pursuant to our mandate, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has an obligation to respect and protect vulnerable people at risk. Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) of the people the IFRC aims to assist is one of the most grievous ways in which we can fail in our mission. It is crucial, therefore, that we take every step to prevent any such cases arising and to respond adequately to those that nevertheless occurred. This PSEA Policy outlines how we will take these steps and our survivor-centred approach.