At Chemonics, we believe that safeguarding, or protecting a person’s right to live safely, free from abuse and neglect, is integral to the work we do. To prevent and reduce violence and harm, we support individuals in maintaining control over their lives and making informed choices without coercion. Our projects integrate safeguarding measures to protect our staff, partners, and beneficiaries from any form of abuse. We offer a variety of interventions and activities to combat different forms of gender-based violence (GBV) to ensure that more vulnerable populations have equal access to preventative and survivor support services. Our anti-trafficking and GBV work supports a variety of prevention, protection, and prosecution efforts and includes setting up referral mechanisms, training stakeholders in bystander intervention to address workplace harassment, integrating trauma sensitivity into our programming, addressing social behavior change around violence and violence prevention, and improving policies and enabling environments to reduce GBV. We achieve this through a variety of means, such as establishing robust policies and systems for protection and reporting, implementing survivor-centered programs, and forging partnerships between local organizations, communities, and individuals.