Welcome to Gender Responsive EiE

This course is part of the full Education in Emergencies (EiE) Online Course. Gender-based discrimination and violence exist in all of society and the world, including in emergency situations, where it can become more prevalent due to increased insecurity, poverty and pressure on societies that exacerbate existing inequalities. These inequalities are different based on intersecting identities. Emergencies should not be allowed to prevent, disrupt or slow down this process of equality. Instead, they should be seen as windows of opportunity to initiate or accelerate this process through effective, inclusive EiE programming. Doing this requires applying a gender-responsive lens to every stage of programming. This unit will look at some of the key concepts of Gender Responsive EiE and strategies for putting it into practice.

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 Is this course for me?
This course unit is primarily designed for education in emergencies (EiE) or education practitioners to support their understanding of the key terms, concepts and barriers related to gender equality in EiE and how to integrate gender equality into programming.  It may also serve as a useful resource for those working in other areas but wanting to improve their understanding of the topic by diving into this intermediate-level content. This course unit links with other EiE Online units, but can also be used as a standalone learning product.

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 How will I benefit from this course?

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe key terms and concepts related to an intersectional integration of gender equality into EiE programming and use them to explain the different gender-based barriers faced by girls, boys, women, and men to education in emergencies.
  • Name key tools for integrating gender equality into EiE and identify essential actions to integrate gender equality across all aspects of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle.
  • Explain the process of analyzing and evaluating gender and other identity-based barriers in accessing education in emergencies, and identify key tools to support this process.
  • Identify potential strategies to fulfil the humanitarian mandate to prevent, mitigate, and respond to instances of Gender-based Violence (GBV) in all humanitarian programming, including EiE.

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 How long will it take?
 This course should take you around 8 hours to complete.

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 How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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 Will I get a badge or certificate at the end?
 Yes - you will be able to claim your badge once you have have completed the course unit, including the interactive branching scenario.

The word START and a question mark in a circle How 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 content. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.

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This course was created and is administered by The Humanitarian Leadership Academy. By joining this course you are consenting to this organization being given access to your Kaya profile information, including your name and email address, so that they can provide the course. This may require them to contact you. Your data will be anonymized before it is used for any analysis or reporting purposes. If you have any questions about this, please email digitallearning@savethechildren.org.uk