“Prohibited Act” means any offence under any applicable statute in any jurisdiction.
“Public Official” means an elected or appointed executive, administrative, legislative or judicial officer or employee of a country, state, territory, or political subdivision thereof; an officer or employee of a public international organisation; or an officer or employee of a public enterprise or public body, including officers or employees of State owned or controlled entities. In addition, Public Official includes any person who performs a public function or exercises public authority, by employment or contract, for any branch of the national, state, local or municipal government of any country or territory. Public Official also includes employees or officers of political parties as well as candidates for political office.
“Representative” means an Employee or any person who has an independent individual contractual relationship with the Institute, whether as a contractor, consultant or agent of the Institute. This includes non-executive directors of the board.
“Safeguarding” means action taken by the Institute to protect the beneficiaries and communities with which we work, our Representatives and Clients from harm.
“Security” means a stock, bond, note or debenture, as well as options, warrants and similar instruments related to such stock, bonds, notes or debentures.
“Sexual Abuse” is any actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
“Sexual Exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual Institutes, including but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.
“Sexual Harassment” means unwanted sexual advances, request for sexual favour, verbal or physical conduct or gesture of a sexual nature, or any other behaviour of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation to another. Any gender can be either a victim or offender.
“Standard Operating Procedures” or “SOPs” are the detailed written descriptions of processes that aim to ensure consistency and quality in process execution.
“Trafficking” means the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, the abuse of power or a position of vulnerability or the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the Institute of exploitation.