Welcome to the Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) course. This online self-led course consists of an introduction and six modules, each of which has an assessment.

Module 1 - Introduction
Module 2 - Key concepts of SGBV
Module 3 - The SGBV legal framework
Module 4 - The SGBV framework for action
Module 5 - Preventing SGBV in practice
Module 6 - Responding to SGBV in practice
Module 7 - Summary

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Is this course for me?
This course was developed for humanitarian managers within UNHCR. Some of the policies and procedures mentioned may be specific to UNHCR and may be different within your organisation. 

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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will:
  • Explain what SGBV and protection from SGBV means
  • Identify the underlying causes and risk factors contributing to SGBV using the ecological model
  • Identify the possible consequences of SGBV
  • Analyse when and where SGBV could be occurring in your operation
  • Identify links to short and longer term prevention and response strategies
  • Identify SGBV as a human rights violation
  • Describe the relationship between rights holders and duty bearers
  • Analyse the ability to exercise rights and the violations of rights in your operation
  • Explain the sources of these rights
  • Explain the importance of the multi-sectoral model
  • Implement effective and ethical data collection
  • Describe UNHCR's key stages for protection from SGBV; situation analysis, coordination, targeted protection interventions, monitoring and evaluation
  • Develop effective objectives and strategies to prevent the causes of SGBV in the short and long term, and monitor and document the steps taken.
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How long will it take?
 It should take you about 6 hours 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 after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.

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 Click on       Join        button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.

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PHAP Credentialing Program: Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem

This course will help you prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem.

In particular, the course addresses some aspects of segment 1.5 of the certification assessment outline.

Read more about the PHAP Credentialing Program