Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) clause
Seniors without Borders (SwB), does not tolerate any form of sexual harassment, exploitation, child abuse or violation of the privacy of an individual.
We are committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective environment for every individual we reach in ALL our projects. Partners, suppliers and contractors are obliged to have a PSEA policy and Code of conduct that can be accepted by Seniors without Borders.
Partners, suppliers and contractors are obliged to work under the (SwB) Code of Conduct and PSEA policy.
Every concern or incident must be reported and taken seriously and is assessed thoroughly.
Seniors without Borders complaint system includes acceptance and processing of anonymous reports and the possibility for the complainant to report directly to Project Manager or the Executive Committee.
Neglection of the SwB Code of Conduct and PSEA Policy, will be grounds for the immediate cancellation of this agreement/contract and for such additional action, civil and/or criminal, as may be appropriate. At the discretion of the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a further consequence of any such practice can be the definite exclusion from any tendering for projects, funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Sexual harassment klausul
PSEAH-klausul i samarbejdsaftaler:
” The parties agree to actively prevent sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (PSEAH)  , and to ensure, in the best possible way, that the intervention is carried out in an environment free of all kinds of exploitation, abuse and harassment, sexually or otherwise, especially in the case of particularly vulnerable groups.”
 Sexual harassment is understood as any kind of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature with the aim or impact that a person’s dignity is violated, especially if it happens in a threatening, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. Sexual exploitation is understood as attempts or actual abuse of position of power to exploit a person’s vulnerability for sexual gain. This also applies to relationships where economic, social or political advantage is gained from another person on the basis of sexual exploitation. Sexual abuse can consist of either a threat of or
actual physical abuse of a sexual nature.
Reports on sexual harassment, abuse, exploitation and violence by Members or Partners of Seniors without Borders (SwB).
Reporting on sexual harassment, abuse, exploitation or violence, as well as fraud/corruption can be informed by email to the Seniors without Borders chairman and the association’s executive committee at any time. This group will work together to reach a course of action as well as a proper decision. All inquiries are processed anonymously and within this circle. When a decision has been reached, the other SwB board members and the Partner involved will be informed accordingly.
Penalties violation of code of conduct.
Any breach of the Code of Conduct of Seniors without Borders and its Partners shall be investigated in accordance with disciplinary procedures and agreements or handed over to local authorities for criminal investigations under the law of the country in which the work is carried out.
Infringement may result in penalties including disciplinary measures resulting in possible dismissal or termination of all relations, including contractual partnership agreements, as well as any legal or other similar measures may be appropriate.
Where an investigation is launched on a legitimate presumption of abuse of another person which proves to be groundless, no action shall be taken in relation to the reported person. However, appropriate penalties will be imposed in the event of false or malicious accusations.