Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Location Erbil

Fee $165


Wednesday, 18 October 2023


Thursday, 19 October 2023

Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) are a pervasive issue that can manifest itself in any setting. It is deeply rooted in power imbalances, inequalities, and various risk factors. The principles and methodologies covered in this course hold significant importance for professionals in diverse fields, particularly for those working in humanitarian roles. By undertaking this course, individuals will acquire the necessary skills to recognize the signs of SEA, effectively implement preventative measures, and respond appropriately if they suspect its occurrence.


Training Outcomes
  • Gain a deeper understanding of sexual exploitation and abuse.

  • Learn the international and UN standards on SEA.

  • Learn how to identify and respond to SEA.

  • Develop skills for preventing SEA.

  • Feel more confident and prepared to address SEA.


Training Methodology

This training adopts a participant-centric approach to enhance comprehension and retention of knowledge. It incorporates real-world case studies, which will be presented, analyzed, and discussed collaboratively. Peer-to-peer learning will be encouraged, enabling participants to share their insights and experiences. To assess their own progress, participants will have access to non-graded quizzes. The course will be made engaging through interactive sessions facilitated by the instructor. Group exercises will be regularly incorporated to foster active learning and promote active participation.


Organizational Impact

When an organization's staff are well trained in preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), it can bring several benefits to the organization. Here are some of the key advantages:

  • Enhanced protection: Well-trained staff in PSEA measures provide better protection to vulnerable populations, including beneficiaries, clients, and community members. This contributes to creating a safe and secure environment for all individuals involved with the organization.

  • Improved reputation: Organizations that prioritize PSEA and have well-trained staff gain a positive reputation in the eyes of stakeholders, including donors, partners, and the public. This can enhance trust and credibility, leading to increased support and funding opportunities.

  • Compliance with regulations and standards: Many funding agencies and regulatory bodies require organizations to have robust PSEA policies and practices in place. By ensuring staff are well trained, organizations can demonstrate compliance with these regulations and standards, reducing the risk of legal and reputational consequences.

  • Mitigation of risks: Training staff in PSEA helps organizations proactively identify and address potential risks and vulnerabilities. This can lead to early intervention, minimizing the chances of incidents occurring and reducing the organization's exposure to liability and negative repercussions.

  • Empowered staff: Training empowers staff with knowledge and skills to confidently address and prevent sexual exploitation and abuse. This enables them to fulfill their duty of care effectively, promoting a culture of accountability and responsibility within the organization.

  • Strengthened organisational culture: A commitment to PSEA training fosters a culture of respect, integrity, and zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse. It sets clear expectations for staff behavior, promotes ethical conduct, and creates an inclusive and safe work environment.

  • Early detection and response: Well-trained staff are better equipped to identify signs of potential sexual exploitation and abuse. This enables them to respond promptly and appropriately, minimizing harm to individuals and facilitating the reporting and handling of incidents.

Who is this course for:

This training course on PSEA is beneficial for a wide range of individuals and organisations involved in humanitarian and development work. Here are some key stakeholders who should consider attending this course:

  • Staff and employees of humanitarian and development organizations.

  • Personnel working directly with affected populations, such as field staff, program managers, project coordinators, and support staff.

  • Individuals engaged in various roles within the humanitarian and development sectors, including aid workers, social workers, healthcare professionals, education specialists, community mobilizers, and legal advisers.

  • Government officials responsible for overseeing and implementing policies related to humanitarian and development activities.

  • It's important to note that the above list is not exhaustive, and anyone involved in humanitarian and development work, regardless of their specific role or organizational affiliation, can benefit from this training.


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Must be made 7 working days before the start of the course. Payment can be made in cash, by bank transfer or through exchange offices.

The time and duration.
  • Duration: 2 days

  • Time: 10:30 – 16:00

  • Language: English

  • Cost: $165

  • Location: Classroom-based, mselect venue

  • Included: Refreshments & Drinks

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You can register by emailing with the following details:

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