Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Response

Gender-based Violence in Situations of Armed Conflict

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

About this course

This module examines how gender based violence (GBV) manifests during a conflict situation. Drawing on data about trends and patterns of GBV related to the Ukraine situation and other conflict scenarios, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key GBV risks faced by the affected population.
  • Examine vulnerabilities that heighten these GBV risks.
  • Identify key resources and actions they can use to address these risks in line with IASC guidance and inter-agency minimum standards.

This module 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 objectives:

  • Define GBV and how it manifests in conflict situations,
  • Identify GBV patterns and risks most relevant for the Ukraine conflict, including sexual violence
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of non-GBV specialists to address GBV, including sexual violence
  • Navigate guidance to mitigate and respond to GBV throughout the humanitarian programme cycle
  • Explain how to prepare to apply humanitarian principles and a survivor centred approach to respond to disclosures of GBV.

​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.

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.

Where is it hosted?

If you would like to attend, please register through Eventbrite (the links are provided below). 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?

Training will be facilitated by RedR UK international experts in the English language with simultaneous interpretation available in Ukrainian and Polish. Please see below for what languages are offered on which dates. 

Course dates and sign up links:

  • English with simultaneous interpretation in Ukrainian, Wednesday 11 May, 09:30 Kyiv time (EEST or UTC+3) - REGISTER HERE
  • English with simultaneous interpretation in Ukrainian, Tuesday 17 May, 10:00 Kyiv time (EEST or UTC+3) - REGISTER HERE
  • English with simultaneous interpretation in Polish, Tuesday 31th May, 16:00 Kyiv time (EEST or UTC+3) - REGISTER HERE

More dates and languages to come soon!

Any questions? Please contact training@redr.org.uk, or check out our Terms & Conditions here.

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs, we will try our best and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email training@redr.org.uk at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR UK about your needs.

Click here to see all of our courses offered as part of our Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Response.

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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. 

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