Welcome to Digna
The Canadian Centre of Expertise on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
Our goal is to help Canadian international development and humanitarian organizations improve their ability to PSEA, towards their program participants, particularly women and girls. We aim to increase awareness of, access to, and use of gender-responsive policies and good practices to PSEA.
On February 18th, 2021, Digna hosted a webinar on reducing recruitment risks for the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. Learn from our speakers on some ways you can enhance your recruitment practices while ensuring you are respecting Canadian legal frameworks.
Digna’s virtual conference on how the international cooperation sector can prevent and address sexual exploitation and abuse took place on January 27th, 2021. The conference included sector leaders, government officials, and PSEA champions who discussed how we as a sector can prevent and address sexual exploitation and abuse.
“Canada strongly condemns all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse in international assistance.” Global Affairs Canada has established two requirements for organizations that receive funding under Canada’s International Development and Humanitarian Assistance Envelope.
The Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct represents our shared commitment as Canada’s global development and humanitarian leaders to ensure the full implementation of practices and policies that will protect and respond to our own staff, volunteers and the communities we serve.
Are you trying to develop a code of conduct (CoC) that addresses sexual exploitation and abuse in your organization? AQOCI has created a CoC template to help organizations meet GAC’s requirements regarding PSEA
AQOCI developed this organizational Checklist on Sexual Violence to support organizations in their efforts to strengthen practices to PSEA
How can international cooperation organizations provide better support to a victim/survivor of sexual violence? This brief gives a non-exhaustive picture of best practices for providing support medically, psychosocially and throughout the legal process.
“The Resource and Support Hub (RSH) is developing a series of five online training modules called Safeguarding Matters. The modules use scenario-based learning to tell the story of a fictitious civil society organization called Family Health Frontiers (FHF). Over the five modules, learners join the FHF team as they seek to become a safer organization and navigate safeguarding challenges.” Module 1 and module 2 are available now on their website!
Bond developed a suite of core policies that can be adapted or used as they are to strengthen your safeguarding framework. “Together they cover the basics that you need to have in place in your organization.”
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Access our Resource Library
Did you know that Digna has a resource library with over 100 PSEA resources?
We compiled examples of Organizational Policies from Canadian CSOs, as well as examples of Codes of conduct that explicitly prohibit sexual exploitation and abuse to help Canadian organizations develop their own. We also have code of conduct templates that will help you clearly state your expectations for staff, volunteers and partners.