Protection from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH) is a priority in the new Global Fund Strategy and is linked to the overarching principle of “do no harm”.

The Global Fund recognizes that one of the most effective means of addressing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment is to design programs that incorporate protections as a cross cutting component. These protections make interventions and programs as “safe” as possible by ensuring there is adequate focus on “how” services are provided and accessed by the beneficiaries.

The Global Fund recommends that all applicants identify program-related risk(s) of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, and propose corresponding mitigation measures during the country dialogue that is aimed at the submission of the funding request.

Mitigation measures related to how the services are provided to, or accessed by, beneficiaries can be embedded within programs. It is also recommended to include information on sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in community awareness activities, such as outreach strategies, communication campaigns, trainings and other activities which target grant beneficiaries.

Applicants may use the ‘risk assessment and mitigation tool’ included as an optional annex in the application package. Alternatively, applicants may use other equivalent tools and share the results. For more information, please see the Guidance Note on SEAHdownload in English ] .