Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Response

GBV awareness and risk mitigation for Ukrainian humanitarian response

This is an advanced module on Gender-based violence awareness and risk mitigation for Ukraine Humanitarian Response (Level 1 and 2), following our GBV in emergencies basic module. This module also complements concepts in the Humanitarian Principles, Gender and Inclusion; and Protection components of the RedR UK course for responders to the Ukraine humanitarian crisis.

Module Aim

To better equip people working in the context of Ukraine humanitarian response to safely facilitate access to GBV services and mitigate GBV risks.

Module Objectives

Level 1 - session 1:

  1. Review core concepts related to GBV, including Guiding Principles and the survivor-centred approach.
  2. Summarize the legal framework related to GBV for Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Response.
  3. Describe the life-threatening consequences of GBV and the different types of services available to address them.
  4. Understand the roles of different actors in addressing GBV.
  5. Identify barriers to survivors accessing services, and discuss ways to safely reduce the barriers.

Level 2 - session 2:

  1. Understand how GBV affects children and other marginalized groups, and that special considerations need to be applied.
  2. Practice mapping GBV services in participants' area, using a Constant Companion tool.
  3. Identify appropriate actions to take if GBV services are not available in participants' area.
  4. Examine selected promising practices for GBV risk reduction, focusing on access to information strategies.

Course Structure

TOTAL learning time: 2.5 hours (2 modules, approximately 1 hour each with a break in between)

Who should attend?

The module is designed for humanitarian responders who are working with populations affected by the Ukraine conflict (refugees and IDPs) to increase their understanding and knowledge around gender based violence (GBV), including sexual violence. It responds to the need for

humanitarians to know what actions are required to mitigate risks for non-GBV programmes and projects and respond to disclosures.

The course is aimed at people working in non-GBV specialist roles, but who already received some basic GBV-related learning activities.

This course is offered for free; on a first come, first served basis. We will be creating a waiting list, so please email us if the course is already full so we can keep you in mind if anybody drops out.

How to Join?

If you would like to attend, please register through Eventbrite. You will receive instructions on how to join the course after registration.

The live online sessions are hosted on Zoom. We recommend joining via the Zoom app. Participants may join the training via a browser, although the browser offers limited access to some of the interactive features of the training. Participants will be expected to have a stable internet connection and to actively participate in all facilitated sessions.

What is the language of the training?



Click  here  to access other free, online contextualised modules offered by RedR UK to individuals and organisations responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.” 

HPass Badge

Upon completion of the course participants will be eligible to apply for a HPass Badge, a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience in the humanitarian sector. You can find more information on HPass Badges here.

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HPass Badging

For each module, RedR UK is also offering HPass Badging. An HPass badge is a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience. If a participant completes all offered modules, they will be eligible for an additional Milestone Badge. More information on HPass Badging can be found here. Participants will be able to redeem a badge through a link sent after the module. 

HPass Badging

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