Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and
Addressing Sexual Misconduct


The Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct represents our shared commitment as Canada’s global development and humanitarian leaders to ensure the full implementation of practices and policies that will protect and respond to our own staff, volunteers and the communities we serve.  

As a sector, we recognize our duty of care to all the people we work with, which is further amplified by power imbalances inherent in our work. We are committed to creating safe and respectful workplaces and programs that promote gender equality and are free from gender-based violence, by addressing and responding to all abuse of power, holding people to account, and protecting the vulnerable. 

Furthering this commitment, Dignathe Canadian Centre of Expertise on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) was established. If you would like to know more about the Leader’s Pledge including signatory organizationsplease visit Digna’s website here.