At Chemonics, safeguarding – protecting a person’s right to live safely, free from violence, abuse, and neglect – is integral to the work we do. We identify risks and opportunities for improved prevention and response to sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse; gender-based violence; and human trafficking. We address root causes of violence and exploitation by leveraging systems to address a complex set of barriers and catalyze collective action through partnerships for violence prevention, response, and risk mitigation. We integrate safeguarding measures to protect our staff, partners, and communities from all forms of violence and apply a survivor-centered approach that is trauma-sensitive, human-rights informed, intersectional, and locally led. We integrate a whole of community approach to safeguarding that considers the enabling environment to develop long-term solutions for recovery and empowerment.
App Draws Attention to Violence Against Women
The Ellas app is an informative app for GBV victims. We will explain how it works, the reason for its creation, and the information it provides.
Living the Principles for Digital Development: Reuse and Improve
In Colombia, the USAID Justice for a Sustainable Peace Activity (JSP) expands and improves the Ellas App, originally created by the Red Nacional de Mujeres, and works to support women and people experiencing gender based violence (GBV)
ACCELERE!1 “Comite Genre” (Gender Committee)
The ACCELERE!1 project works to strengthen the capacity of school directors and teachers on gender-sensitive pedagogy in order to prevent and fight against all forms of violence in schools.