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Code of Conduct to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Violence, a Webinar for Small and Medium Organizations

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Date: Wednesday, August 28
Time:12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in French (EDT)
          14h00-15h30 in English (EDT)

Click this link to register to the Webinar in English at 2pm (EDT) on August 28: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/7c769b095e5b5d97cde7dc3c8da9331e

Objectives :
– Present the requirements of Global Affairs Canada
– Create a space for dialogue between the GAC and the small and medium sized organizations
– Present a code of conduct outline
– Support small and medium organizations in their institutional efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence.
In May 2018, Minister Bibeau wrote to all active Canadian partners emphasizing the importance of preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and abuse, and outlined her expectations of partners. This letter, as well as other information on GAC’s approach, commitments and expectations, can be found on the PSEA website.

One of these expectations, a Code of Conduct on SEA, has been included in all new financing contracts since November 2018. Effective September 1, 2019, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) will require all partner organizations to have a code of conduct that prevents and responds to sexual exploitation and abuse in order to be able to submit a complaint. request for financing. The Women and Development Committee (CQFD) of the Quebec Council of International cooperation organizations (AQOCI) and the Spur Change program wish to support small and medium-sized organizations to meet this requirement and strengthen their capacities in the prevention and support of victims of sexual violence in the international cooperation sector.

In this webinar for small and medium organizations, Sherry Hornung, GAC’s title, will explain the AMC requirements and will be available to answer your questions.

Anne Delorme will present a new tool developed by the CQFD of AQOCI: A canvas of code of conduct. This framework can be adapted by small and medium organizations according to their institutional context.

Click this link to register to the Webinar in English at 2pm (EDT) on August 28: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/7c769b095e5b5d97cde7dc3c8da9331e

Resources people:: AQOCI’s CQFD has developed a series of fact sheets on sexual violence designed to build the capacity of its members and support work on organizational policies and procedures:
Sheet 1 – Introduction to sexual violence
Sheet 2 – Prevention and reporting of sexual violence
Sheet 3: Training on sexual violence
Organizational Checklist for the Prevention of Sexual Violence

See here the June Webinar (in French)

You can also find additional information on this web page of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation.

Personnes Ressources :

Anne Delorme (Program Officer for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality at AQOCI) has nearly twenty years of career in international development, within the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Research Center for the International Development Corporation (IDRC), as well as several Canadian and international NGOs. She holds an MBA from McGill University and specializes in gender equality, economic development and private sector development. She is currently the Program Officer for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality at AQOCI as well as the Coordinator of the Quebec Committee on Women and Development (CQFD) and the community of practice “Genre en pratique”. She is a member of the coordinating committee and representative of the Americas for the Francophone Gender Equality Network of the International Organization of La Francophonie.

Sherry Hornung, Deputy Director Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse at Global Affairs Canada, has worked in international development for over 20 years, mostly with the Government of Canada, but also with an INGO. She has worked as a Gender Equality Specialist, Senior Project Officer, Policy Advisor and Deputy Director at HQ and in the field, and with geographic, multilateral and partnership branches. Currently, she is the Departmental Focal Point for the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.


August 28
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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