To protect the people we work with, our colleagues and volunteers against all forms of sexual harassment, abuse, exploitation or violence, Oxfam has developed policies and procedure under the common name Safeguarding. We commit to zero tolerance in relation to sexual harassment, abuse, exploitation or violence.
That means we will do everything possible to prevent these things from happening and take it deeply seriously if it does happen. One of the cornerstones is Oxfam's Code of Conduct, which regulates our behaviour and describes how everyone in Oxfam should perform his/her work regardless of location.
Everyone, including Oxfam's partners and people we work with, can raise a concern or complaint about something they have experienced or witnessed without fear of retaliation.
Safeguarding concerns and fraud/corruption related misconduct can be reported via online:
We involve all relevant parties and act as quickly as possible to conclude the case. However, the time course may vary depending on the nature and complexity of the complaint. You will be updated continuously throughout the process.
What happened? You will be asked to provide detailed information on the matter. You can choose to be anonymous.
How do we work to prevent sexual harassment, abuse, exploitation and violence
Training, communication and information to prevent the risk of abuse and exploitation. Revised recruitment processes, preparation of risk analysis and assessment of employee capacity to perform their job.
Support and Care:
Resources are provided to support and care for those who have experienced sexual harassment, abuse, exploitation or violence. Employees are trained in handling any cases.
This includes strengthening and harmonizing current policies and procedures and ensuring that they are understandable and easily accessible to everyone. We aim to promote an environment where information is shared and people are held accountable.
Oxfam's policies and procedures for preventing sexual harassment, abuse, exploitation or violence against children and adults, as well as support for victims, apply to anyone who works and works in Oxfam globally.