IMS Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment

In every aspect of our work, IMS strives to be conscious of and responsive to gender inequalities hindering equal access to the media, both in terms of the production of media and the information disseminated by and through media. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that procedures are in place to protect staff members, partners and beneficiaries from sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment (hereafter sexual misconduct), carried out by any IMS staff or associated personnel.

The policy is based on the principles already laid out in the IMS Code of Ethics, but explains more thoroughly how to report and respond to concerns of sexual misconduct. For additional information about IMS’ work to prevent sexual misconduct, please click here.