General Resources

  • Safeguarding Aid Workers

    This EISF article by Megan Nobert, founder of Report the Abuse, explores the safeguarding of aid workers.

  • Safeguarding Humanitarianism in Armed Conflict: A Call for Reconciling International Legal Obligations and Counterterrorism Measures in the United States

    This report, published by the Charity and Security Network, calls for greater reconciliation between US counterterrorism measures (CTMs) and the international humanitarian obligations of the US. The report discusses the challenges to humanitarian action posed by CTMs, and presents the arguement that, when applied to aid agencies, counterterrorism legislation constitutes a violation of international humanitarian obligations of the US.

  • ‘Safeguarding’ as humanitarian buzzword: an initial scoping

    This research article explores the framing of 'safeguarding' as a buzzword: about what buzzwords do, whether safeguarding is a global buzzword, whether it is a reframing of old concerns and historical accountability efforts, what is new about it—and finally, what kind of reflections and responses this newness should engender.

  • Managing the Security of Aid Workers with Diverse Profiles

    This EISF research paper aims to better understand what challenges aid organisations face in relation to managing the security of aid workers while being mindful of their diversity.

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    Published 2016-07-26 10:14:02

    Diverse, Inclusive and Safe

    This blog by Richard Chapman-Harris raises a key consideration for humanitarian organisations operating in high-risk countries: What does equality, diversity and inclusion mean for security risk management? Do they relate? Do they contradict each other? In his blog, Richard shares some key steps that organisations can take to be more inclusive and diverse while still ensuring staff security. Within humanitarian organisations, the diverse profiles of staff can affect these individuals’ risk profile and present both challenges and opportunities in relation to their safety and security.

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    Published 2018-08-19 21:21:47

    Building an Inclusive Security Risk Management Culture: Musings of the EISF Director

    On World Humanitarian Day 2018, EISF's Executive Director, Lisa Reilly, considers how NGOs can build a more inclusive security risk management culture.

  • ACT Gender Security Guidelines

    ACT has developed these gender security guidelines to support the security of men, women and LGBTI staff.

  • Gender and Security: Guidelines for mainstreaming gender in security risk management

    The aims of Gender and Security: Guidelines for Mainstreaming Gender in Security Risk Management are twofold: to raise general awareness about gender and how it relates to security risk management, and to provide practical tools for effective integration of gender-specific considerations to the existing security management practices.

  • Género y Seguridad: Directrices para la transversalización del género en la gestión de riesgos de seguridad

    Género y Seguridad: Directrices para la transversalización del género en la gestión de riesgos de seguridad propone directrices complementarias para que las ONG integren el género en la gestión de riesgos de seguridad, cubriendo un vacío en la literatura existente y proporcionando una orientación fundamental a nivel operativo.

  • Genre et Sécurité : Orientations pour l’intégration du genre à la gestion des risques de sécurité

    Genre et Sécurité : Orientations pour l’intégration du genre à la gestion des risques de sécurité propose aux ONG des lignes directrices complémentaires pour intégrer la dimension genre à la gestion des risques de sécurité, afin de combler un vide dans les publications existantes et d’émettre des recommandations vitales au niveau opérationnel.

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