PREVENTION OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE (PSEA) IN UKRAINE
The project is aimed at raising awareness of the issues of SEA among humanitarian workers and recipients of humanitarian assistance.
WHO IS THE PROJECT DIRECTED TO?
- staff of implementing partners and humanitarian workers involved in projects implemented with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine,
- beneficiaries of humanitarian assistance: internally displaced persons; women, girls and other vulnerable groups of the population who found themselves in difficult life circumstances as a result of russia's military aggression.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The project "Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) in Ukraine" is implemented by the ICF "Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health" with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
War affects women and children differently, generating specific needs and exacerbating existing vulnerabilities. Displacement - both internally and externally - is largely gendered. In the context of war, women and children face increased risks and needs, while their access to essential gender-sensitive services and protection from exploitation and abuse, including when receiving humanitarian assistance, is limited.
Such vulnerabilities can create an environment in which various forms of gender-based violence, as well as sexual exploitation and abuse by humanitarian aid providers, can flourish.
UNICEF, together with other UN agencies, is committed to strengthening structures and mechanisms for the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) to be particularly attentive and sensitive to the needs of survivors, the majority of whom are women and girls.
The project aims to:
✔️ building the capacity of implementing partners' staff to prevent SEA risks and raise awareness among humanitarian workers and beneficiaries of humanitarian assistance;
✔️ developing programmes to effectively mainstream protection from gender-based violence and SEA in all responses, with the aim of ensuring that all UNICEF implementing partners are aware of the six IASC core principles related to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and are prepared to engage in the implementation of the commitments.
✔️ raising awareness among humanitarian beneficiaries on community-based complaint mechanisms and collaboration to follow up on cases of SEA.
SERVICES WITHIN THE PROJECT
✔️ conducting training activities, as well as implementing internal SEA policies aimed at preventing, responding to and addressing cases of SEA for the staff of implementing partners involved in projects implemented with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine,
✔️ raising awareness of SEA among humanitarian aid recipients through information campaigns on online resources, as well as dissemination of information in places of humanitarian assistance.
For detailed information about the project, contact the direction coordinator.
Information about the project
- Validity period 17.05.2022 - 16.02.2023
- Donor UNICEF
- Geography all of Ukraine
- Coordinator Vira Goncharuk