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Preventing sexual exploitation and abuse

This page includes resources on how to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA). PSEA is a term used by the UN and NGO community to refer to measures taken to protect vulnerable people from sexual exploitation by their staff and associated personnel, and to ensure adequate response when abuses occur. Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) is a form of GBV that constitutes an abuse of power by aid workers against the affected population. SEA can happen in any setting against anyone but the risks of SEA increase in humantarian settings.