"Women and girls are often the first responders when a humanitarian crisis occurs. That's why it is crucial that their voices be heard when formulating and delivering aid. By applying the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) and regularly verifying the degree to which they apply it, aid organisations can ensure that they respect the agency of people affected by crisis, without any distinction due to gender, age, ability or sexual orientation."
Recruit an International Gender Champion who is active in the aid sector in Africa.
Ensure that members of the CHS Alliance have Codes of Conduct that include the Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and that they measure their performance in this regard using the Verification Scheme of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).