Launching the PSEA Community Outreach and Communication Fund
In February 2020, UNHCR and the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) partnered to launch the PSEA Community Outreach and Communication Fund (PSEA Outreach Fund). This initiative of the High Commissioner’s IASC Championship on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and Sexual Harassment (SH) was established to support the critical work that NGOs do every day to ensure that people we serve are fully aware that humanitarian assistance is never conditional on any transaction or exchange of any kind and to prevent situations of sexual exploitation and abuse. The Fund also invests in community-led efforts to help ensure that victims/survivors know how and where to safely report SEA, which is vital to respond to these unacceptable abuses in a timely and survivor-centered manner. The initiative is rooted in the recognition that local capacities and expertise, including that of affected communities themselves, are indispensable to effectively reinforcing protection from sexual exploitation and abuse.