Welcome to the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse course! 
In this 1-hour course (developed jointly by UNFPA, UN WOMEN, UNICEF, UNDP and UNHCR), you will gain greater awareness of how acts of sexual exploitation and abuse impact individuals and whole communities as well as what to do when it occurs. You will learn how to combat and prevent sexual exploitation and abuse as well as the responsibilities associated with reporting allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse.

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Is this course for me?
We are sure, it is. Even though this course has been primarily developed with UNHCR staff, their partners and related personnel, we believe that we all need to take any possible steps to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse from happening in the humanitarian action. You are welcome to start learning. 

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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Explain UN standards of conduct on sexual exploitation and abuse and identify prohibited and strongly discouraged conduct
  • Identify obligations of UN personnel and ways of reporting of sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Identify consequences of breaching the UN standards of conduct on sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Identify specific responsibilities and accountabilities of managers in addressing sexual exploitation and abuse

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How long will it take?
 This course should take you about 60 minutes to complete.

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate once you have completed all of the modules within the course.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the       Join  Course      button. This will take you through to the course page itself. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.