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Every actor in DRR and CR has a responsibility to prevent sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. Find out more with this course.

About This Course

Sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH) is devastating to individuals and communities, it is detrimental to resilience, and it poses a threat to any organization’s reputation and credibility.

DRR and CR actors have a responsibility to prevent SEAH in their organization and this responsibility is both an organizational and personal one. SEAH is widespread, underrerported, and no organization is immune to it.

With this course, we offer you a glimpse into key aspects of the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (PSEAH) and what responsibilities DRR and/or CR professionals have. We also provide suggestions on where you can find more information to deepen your understanding on the topic.

Expected time requirement: 15-20 minutes.

This self-paced module is part of ADPC’s 'About Gender'-series, a collection of short web-based courses on key concepts of gender which all depart from a so-called gender-transformative approach.

A gender-transformative approach recognizes that a gender-equal and socially inclusive approach to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate resilience (CR) requires us to change the way we think, and the way we work.

With this series we hope to help you rise to that challenge.

Who is this course for?

The series has been developed for DRR and CR professionals who:

  • Have little to no experience and knowledge in gender
  • Have some experience and knowledge in gender, but need a refresher on certain concepts
  • Have experience in gender but are looking for a quick recap on specific concepts and/or links to more information

For further information about the E-Learning course, you may contact ADPC Academy at

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