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The Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) e-learning course is mandatory for all UN Funds and Programmes Personnel including volunteers and contractors, whether at Headquarters or at other duty stations. This e-learning course is composed of a set of lessons designed to raise your awareness about Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, become familiar with a range of measures to combat Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, understand what the impact of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse on victims is and the consequences for UN Personnel who commit Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

Through discussion, examples and case studies, the course will familiarize you with the UN Standards of Conduct on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and your obligations to uphold these standards, what you can do to prevent Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and how to report such abuses by UN Personnel. If you are a manager (Head of Office / Head of Department), you will learn about additional responsibilities to enforce the UN standards of conduct. 

Learning objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Standards of Conduct on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse;
  • Be aware of your obligations as a UNICEF staff member to prevent Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and what actions you can take to prevent Sexual Exploitation and Abuse;
  • Increase awareness on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse across UNICEF;
  • Know how to report allegations or concerns of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

Audience

This course is mandatory for all staff members. Current staff members are expected to complete the course as soon as possible but no later than 1 August 2018. All newly recruited staff members will be required to complete the course as part of their induction. The course is recommended for consultants, interns and volunteers.

Length

It should take you about 90 minutes to complete this self-paced course. 

Methodology

This course is divided in 4 lessons. Lessons cover UN Standards of Conduct of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (Lesson 1), Obligations of UN Personnel (Lesson 2), Consequences of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (Lesson 3) and Responsibilities of Heads of Offices/Heads of Departments in preventing/addressing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (Lesson 4).

The lessons contain a mix of case studies, short examples and scenarios created to reinforce messages specific to each lesson. Lessons also refer to and provide information on specific rules and policies. The course finishes with a summary and then a course assessment; a certificate can be printed upon successful completion of this assessment.

Structure

This course is composed of:

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1: UN Standards of Conduct of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  • Lesson 2: Obligations of UN Personnel
  • Lesson 3: Consequences of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  • Lesson 4: Responsibilities of Heads of Offices/Heads of Departments
  • Assessment

Contact details

Agora team, agora@unicef.org