OECD DAC Survey: civil society priorities preventing sexual exploitation and abuse

OECD DAC Survey: civil society priorities preventing sexual exploitation and abuse

The UK Department for International Development have requested the input of Scotland's International Development Alliance's members into a consultative questionnaire on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse

In February 2019, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) agreed to Pillars of a Proposed DAC Recommendation on Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance. Through a potential DAC Recommendation, all 30 DAC members, would come to a consensus on how to best prevent and respond to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment, and set and implement international standards for current and future DAC members and implementing partners, in accordance with their national legal and institutional frameworks. Members recognise the need for a proposed DAC Recommendation to ensure prevention and to integrate a survivor/victim-centred approach.

A DAC Reference Group has been set up explicitly to guide the scoping and development of a potential DAC Recommendation and future work on this issue. This envisages close co-operation with a range of stakeholders, especially civil society, to develop a tool that will assist members in aligning their actions on prevention and response to Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment. 

This questionnaire seeks input from civil society on their priorities in relation to Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment. Ultimately, it is designed to support understanding of civil society perspectives on how donors can strengthen prevention efforts and ensure a survivor/victim-centred approach. Through the questionnaire, the DAC aims to reach a wider geographic diversity and participation by civil society organisations who may otherwise not be able to engage with the DAC, including organisations working with survivors and victims, and survivors and victims.

This survey is anonymous. The deadline for submissions is 30 April.