Welcome to the Companion Guide to UNFPA’s E-learning Course,
Managing Gender-based Violence Programmes inEmergencies
. In response to its enthusiastic response from the humanitarian community, the Course developersdecided to create a supplementary tool through which learners could engage more fully with key Course concepts.They asked Course participants if a Companion Guide would be useful, and the response was a resounding “Yes!”The resulting Companion Guide was developed, in large part, from the feedback submitted by past Course partici-
pants and experts in the eld. New additions to the E-learning material include
Programmes in Focus
examples of GBV programming in action;
Voices from the Field
, rst-person accounts from practitioners who haveexperienced and implemented the concepts covered in the Course; and
short segments that
encourage you to consider how you would apply issues to your own contexts.
Many Course participants said they would like to be challenged to think more deeply about how to apply concepts
presented in the E-learning Course. The developers amplied the
found in Modules 3 and 4 to include
that require analysis at a level not found in the original version. Take your time working withthem; you can also consider them to be a good way of engaging colleagues in learning about the fundamentalconcepts included in the Modules. The answers to all of the
Checking your Knowledge
quizzes and Case Studiesare found in
Annex 1: Answer Key.
As with many online learning offerings, the space for identifying references and
resources was limited. That is why throughout the Guide you will nd sections on
, reference materialsthat will provide further guidance on designing and implementing safe, ethical and effective GBV programming,By featuring the entire E-learning Course transcript as well as the additional material described above, the Guidehas been formatted to make it user-friendly for the widest possible audience. Learners who have already completed
the E-learning Course may choose to use the Guide as a refresher to review key concepts and/or to explore certainconcepts in greater depth. Those taking the Course for the rst time may want to experience the interactive online
version while simultaneously following along in the hard copy Companion Guide. For those who do not have accessto the online platform or who chose not to follow the E-learning Course CD-Rom (provided with this Guide), theGuide can serve as a stand-alone learning tool as well as a resource that can be incorporated into trainings andother capacity development initiatives.This project has been spearheaded by UNFPA on behalf of the Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility of the
Global Protection Cluster. More information on the GBV AoR can be found at http://oneresponse.info/GLOBALCLUS
We Want to Hear from You
Managing Gender-based Violence Programmes in Emergencies
E-learning Course and Companion Guide are just two elements within UNFPA’s larger capacity development initiative to help practitioners increase their under-standing of how to prevent, mitigate and respond to gender-based violence in emergencies. An additional featureincludes a face-to-face workshop that brings practitioners together in a supportive environment to learn from one
another, share experiences and speak about issues that are difcult to address outside of the GBV community.
Information about these trainings will be widely circulated periodically through global GBV networks, including theGender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility.Please remember that the strength of this series of learning opportunities on
Managing Gender-based ViolenceProgrammes in Emergencies
is because you let us know what works, what doesn’t, and what you would nd more
helpful. Please continue helping us to help other practitioners by sending us feedback at: firstname.lastname@example.org, andthank you in advance!
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Managing Gender-based Violence Programmes in Emergencies,