IASC GBV Guidelines Introduction

The modules included below were utilized during the first two years of the IASC GBV Guidelines rollout with a modality of a one-day training with brief introduction to the core concepts of GBV and the purpose and scope of the IASC GBV Guidelines.

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IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action (“GBV GUIDELINES”) ROLL OUT

The purpose of the training is to introduce the GBV Guidelines and specific methods, tools and recommendations for humanitarian actors and communities affected by armed conflict, natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for the prevention and mitigation of gender-based violence across all sectors of humanitarian response.

Note: additional guidance and information is contained in the downloadable version of this introductory document.

Overview: The GBV Guidelines Training package has been developed to support the roll out of the GBV Guidelines. Each of the 6 modules is comprised of facilitator notes and PowerPoint presentations (PPTs), including interactive activities, case studies and scenarios, as well as relevant handouts, where applicable. The goal of the package is to provide training participants with a participatory learning platform to engage with the GBV Guidelines, and specifically on the implementation of essential actions for the prevention and mitigation of gender-based violence. The modules aim to support locally-driven roll-out activities by providing facilitator support and guidance in engaging individuals in the uptake and use of GBV Guidelines’ recommendations.

Training Audience: Trainings may be delivered for a range of humanitarian actors within any of the Guidelines’ 12 main sectors/clusters of focus[1], including but not limited to cluster coordinators and partners, state actors, local partners, INGOs and NGOs, and communities engaged in preparedness, emergency response or recovery.

Facilitators: Facilitators should be familiar with GBV concepts with the ability to contextualize GBV prevention and mitigation strategies to the individual sector or cluster of focus.

Content Organization: the Training Modules:

The training material has been organized by module to permit greater flexibility in delivery, recognizing potential time and resource constraints, as well as differing levels of pre-existing knowledge amongst trainees. Originally intended for one-day trainings amongst clusters or sectors, the training content may also be integrated into multi-sectoral meetings (etc.).

The full training package consists of 6 modules overall, with objectives, audience and estimated time outlined below.

The core tools of the GBV Guidelines sit within the Thematic Area Guidance and are outlined in Module 5. However, based on participant knowledge and experience, it is recommended to introduce other critical aspects of GBV prevention and mitigation, such as those highlighted in Modules 2-4, also reflected within Part 2 of the Guidelines.

Module 0: Introduction

  • Objective: Introduces participants to the content of the training as well as lays out ground rules.
  • Audience: All those participating in GBV Guidelines training or workshop
  • Time Required: 15 minutes (includes activities)
  • Note: this module should be considered mandatory, as it introduces the training. It can be added onto other modules.

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Module 1: Overview of GBV Guidelines

  • Objective: Introduces participants to the revision process and current implementation plan for the roll out of the Guidelines
  • Audience: Cluster coordinators, program managers and decision makers
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Note: this module is optional and will depend on the audience

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Module 2: Defining GBV

  • Objective: Introduces participants to basic concepts of GBV.
  • Audience: Participants who do not have background in gender or GBV programming.
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Note: this module is optional and will depend on the pre-existing level of knowledge about GBV core concepts amongst participants

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Module 3: GBV in Emergencies

  • Objective: Introduces participants to GBV risks exacerbated in emergencies, inclusive of at-risk groups
  • Audience: Participants who do not have an understanding of GBV risks within emergency settings
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Note: this module is optional and will depend on the pre-existing level of knowledge about GBV issues specific to emergencies amongst participants. If participants are not familiar with GBV and/or with humanitarian/emergency work, it is recommended that this session be included. If participants are not familiar with humanitarian programming, it is recommended to include reference to humanitarian principles and the programme cycle.

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Module 4: Responding to Incidents of GBV for non-GBV specialists

  • Objective: Introduces non-GBV specialists to the process of safely responding to disclosure of a GBV incident
  • Audience: All participants and all actors engaging in humanitarian action
  • Time: 90 minutes
  • Note: this module should be considered mandatory. This module does not provide specialized training (i.e. health, PSS)

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Module 5: Applying the GBV Guidelines in Sector-Specific Programming

Note: this session will be specific to the individual sector being training (i.e.: WASH, Shelter, etc.)

  • Objective: Humanitarian actors are able to identify GBV prevention and mitigation strategies within their sector or cluster
  • Audience: Humanitarian actors working in cluster or sectoral programming
  • Time: 6.5 hours organized into 8 sessions.
  • Note: this module should be considered mandatory, however, not every session nor activity is mandatory. It should be heavily adapted and contextualized (see below) prior to use. Facilitators may choose to prioritize 1 or 2 sessions in order to cover concepts from Modules 1-4 as well. PPTs are organized by sector, however, trainings may be adapted to accommodate multiple sectors at a time.

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Materials: In addition to the training materials here, it is recommended to have one copy of the Thematic Area Guide (TAG) (specific to the cluster or sector of focus) per training participant.

Contact info: For questions, additional information or technical support, please contact the global implementation support team:

[1] Which are: Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM); Child Protection; Education; Food Security and Agriculture; Health; Housing, Land and Property; Humanitarian Mine Action; Livelihoods; Nutrition; Protection; Shelter, Settlement and Recovery; and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)