Lauching Interaction’s PSEA Training Package
In 2021, we know that SEA is still a problem that continues to be underreported and unaddressed. We need new approaches if we truly wish to see its eradication from our humanitarian and development operations. InterAction has undertaken a complete updating and revisioning of its PSEA Basics Training Guide, which I was honoured to pilot this summer in French this summer as part of Cooperation Canada’s Canadian Centre of Expertise on PSEA (DIGNA) PSEA Summer School.
It was a pleasure to speak at the launch on my experience of facilitating these new materials, and share lessons learned and good practices.
The 2021 version of InterAction’s PSEA training material adds value to existing content in the sector in two special ways: 1) by placing an emphasis on the role that power dynamics play in the perpetration of sexual violence and 2) by offering tangible ways that humanitarian aid and development practitioners can safely and effectively prevent the occurrence of SEA at an individual level through active bystander intervention and at an organizational level through safe recruitment, selection, and programming practices.
They can be found here: https://www.interaction.org/blog/launching-interactions-psea-training-package/
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Drawing on a unique blend of skills & lived experience, raised in a Montreal-based Jewish family with a history of social entrepreneurship, I come to ALG through a non-linear path and bring a one-of-a-kind perspective. As a “recovering human rights lawyer” I bring together the pragmatic problem solver in me, guiding others to make things better, and the neurodivergent creative facilitator, educator and communicator, with a deep passion for human growth, connection and empowerment.
In my free time, you can find me fawning over Maya, the family dog, doing yoga or meditating and on walks, so many walks, in rain, shine or snow.
Most importantly I am called to help humans create more compassionate, safe and inclusive spaces and organizations where all women can thrive. This is what lights me up and makes me tick.
On International Women’s Day 2021 I was honoured to be featured by World Pulse in the article: “Her Story Makes History: 21 Women Leaders to Watch in 2021” in the company of a group of 21 changemakers from 13 different countries who are connecting online to power change on the ground, and receive a Digital Changemaker Award as one of World Pulse's 50 Voices Rising in 2022.