SEA Workshop: Survey Methods for Sensitive Questions

Speeches Shim

USAID Action Alliance for Preventing Sexual Misconduct (AAPSM)
Measuring Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Humanitarian and Development Settings

Survey Methods for Sensitive Questions


  • Dr. Michael Gilligan, New York University


Dr. Gilligan presented research on the prevalence of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) by UN peacekeepers in Monrovia, Liberia. Along with co-authors Bernd Beber (Berlin Social Science Center), Jenny Guardado (Georgetown University), and Sabrina Karim (Cornell University), he conducted a survey in Monrovia in the summer of 2012 that found that more than half of respondents had engaged in transactional sex. Gilligan discussed the use of his direct survey method for measuring prevalence of SEA as well as the benefits, challenges, and risks of using this method for measuring SEA in the humanitarian and development sectors.

Presentation: “Measuring the Prevalence of SEA: An Example from Monrovia, Liberia”

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:15pm

Last updated: March 12, 2019