This guide is designed to support European Red Cross National Societies services to respond to trafficking of human beings. Building on and complementing the Migration Policy of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the document provides additional guidance to assist and protect trafficked persons.
The aim of this policy is to ensure that the IFRC takes every necessary step to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse by IFRC Personnel and to respond adequately to those incidents it cannot prevent. Ensuring the well-being of the survivor and accountability and integrity of our engagement with members of local communities is inherent to this aim. Ensuring fair treatment of personnel accused of SEA in accordance with the IFRC Internal Rules is inherent to this policy.
The guide provides an overview of the approach together with guidance and tools for designing and implementing feedback cycles that bring continuous and real-time data flows into day-to-day decision-making. This contributes to better and more accountable programming and helps establish structures where people’s opinions are listened to and acted on, especially when making decisions that directly affect them.