What is diversity in risk?

Published: November 1, 2018

In a series of blog posts for the ICRC, CHS Alliance and ATHA, EISF’s Research Advisor unpacked some of the key questions and issues raised in EISF’s recent publication ‘Managing the Security of Aid Workers with Diverse Profiles‘.

This paper discusses how through diversity in aid worker identities there is a corresponding diversity in personal risk profiles. The blog posts focus on some of the challenges aid organisations can face when trying to balance their duty of care obligations with their staff members’ rights to privacy and equality: from threats that emanate from within organisations themselves that are caused by identity and cultural clashes, to how ad hoc approaches to aid worker identity and security may be discriminatory against aid workers with minority profiles.

You can read them here:

ICRC Law & Policy: How identity affects the internal threats aid workers face

CHS Alliance: What is inclusive security risk management?

ATHA: Is the aid sector’s security approach discriminatory against aid workers with minority profiles?