What is this learning programme about?

This learning programme will take you through the main concept of protection in humanitarian action and the age, gender and diversity approach so that you can discover how different groups are affected by crises. Men, women, boys, girls, children, disabled persons, elderly persons are impacted in different ways by emergencies and, as humanitarians, you will greatly improve your ability to respond effectively, if you reflect on these different impacts but also on the specific needs of different groups affected by emergencies.

The learning journey will then continue to explore ways to work with specific issues: gender in humanitarian action and child protection in emergencies.


It will take you approximately two hours to run the initial part on protection and age, gender and diversity approach. You will need two to three hours for the e-learning on gender in humanitarian action, and three to four hours for all the e-learning on child protection in emergencies. After each set of e-learning, there are also further resources you can access if you want to know more and spend more time on each of the issues.

What will you learn?

At the end of the programme, you will:

  • Be able to explain what is protection and how age, gender and diversity issues affect protection risks and humanitarian programs;
  • Be able to identify concrete actions to mitigate protection risks and make humanitarian response more inclusive and accessible to all groups affected by humanitarian crises;
  • Have familiarised with gender issues in humanitarian response and how to integrate gender sensitive activities into humanitarian programmes;
  • Be able to explain what are children rights and the Core Commitments for Children; what is child protection and some of the risks children are exposed to in crises;
  • Be able to identify actions to integrate child protection into humanitarian programmes.

Who is this programme for?

This learning programme is suitable for all humanitarians of any level of seniority, of technical or non-technical background and who are interested in knowing or refreshing their knowledge and skills about protection in emergencies. It is useful also if you are working to mainstream/integrate protection in your programme or you are involved in specific protection projects.  


The e-learning resources have been shared by UNHCR, IASC, SCUK and UNICEF. The other resources provided in this pathway, including videos and PDFs, are available on line as open resources. You will not be able to see the videos if you are using Kaya Off-line player.