Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH) during the COVID-19 pandemic

Date of webinar: 
09 Jun 2020
Start and finish time of webinar: 
11.00-12.00 GMT / 12.00-13.00 CET
Safeguarding Resource & Support Hub

Publisher: Safeguarding Resource & Support Hub

This webinar explores what the global Covid-19 pandemic means for Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment safeguarding, how prevention and response measures, including investigations, need to adapt to address the safeguarding risks and challenges posed by Covid-19. They will also learn the results of a survey regarding the impact of Covid-19 on safeguarding across the East Africa region. Finally, the results of Covid-19 SEA mappings in Ethiopia and globally will be shared.

The panellists will be:

  • Lucy Heaven Taylor is a safeguarding specialist with over twenty years experience in the humanitarian and development sector, including as Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) adviser for Oxfam. She now provides consultancy on safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse to NGOs, government, and UN agencies including CHS Alliance, Bond, CARE, and DfID.  Her work focuses on safeguarding prevention, training, and investigations.
  • Fassil W. Marriam has more than 20 years’ experience working with disadvantaged children, youth, families, and communities. He is the founder and executive director of Children’s Rights and Violence Prevention Fund (CRVPF), a newly established regional intermediary organisation based in Kampala, Uganda. CRVPF provides grants and technical support to Community Organisations and local NGOs to prevent violence and the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and adolescent girls in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • Sylvie Robert is an independent consultant with 25 years of experience, specializing in Quality and Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP). Since 1992 she has worked in complex emergencies in the Balkans, the Great Lakes of Africa, Central America, and South Asia, as well as in development contexts, with specific work on the links between emergency and development.

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