No excuse for abuse

Preventing sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian action

Humanitarian workers are obliged to create and maintain an environment that prevents sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) and promotes the implementation of their code of conduct.

To support the effort towards eliminating PSEA, InterAction and created this video to illustrate the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s six core principles of PSEA. This video is free and targeted at front-line humanitarian contractors and full-time and short term staff. It should be complemented by a more comprehensive training.

This six minute animation below clearly explains the imbalance of power, and what that means for our responsibilities as aid workers.


You can find the different subtitling options by turning on closed captions [CC] and then selecting your language by clicking on [settings]. Subtitles are currently available in Arabic, English, Filipino, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, and Turkish – with more languages to come.

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