CARE places human dignity at the center of its relief and development work.
At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized
communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk
of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment,
exploitation and abuse (PSHEA) of vulnerable adults, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel.
CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse.
CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse
and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE initiates rigorousinvestigation of complaints
that indicate a possible violation of this policy and takes appropriate disciplinary action, as warranted.