DFAT does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment (SEAH) of any kind. In April 2019, Secretary Frances Adamson released the DFAT Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) Policy. The PSEAH Policy sets out expectations and requirements for all DFAT staff and delivery partners to manage SEAH risks and incidents. It applies to all DFAT staff and all DFAT partners, in Australia and overseas.
The Policy takes effect for aid and humanitarian partners and scholarships programs from 1 July 2019, with other partners to follow as outlined in the implementation schedule at www.dfat.gov.au/pseah. Partners have 12 months from the date of effect to become compliant with the Policy. Risk guidance is now available to assist with implementation. Find out more at www.dfat.gov.au