Upcoming online courses, seminars and events on gender-based violence [GBV] and other issues related to our work.


Compassionate Care: Getting it Right in Health and Social Care

31ST OCTOBER 2016, 5 WEEKS                                                                                                                                                                FREE

This course is primarily aimed at those working in health and social care at all levels, but particularly those who are responsible for direct patient care. Over five weeks, we will take a case study approach by looking at compassionate care from the perspective of a positive experience. The components of this experience and what went well will become the focus of each week, with an exploration of the factors that led to good outcomes for the patient. 

Confronting Gender Based Violence: Global Lessons for Health Care Workers

11TH JULY - 14TH AUGUST, 5 WEEKS                                                                                                                                                      FREE  

This course introduces participants from the healthcare sector to gender-based violence (GBV), including global epidemiology of GBV; health outcomes; seminal research; policy and ethical guidelines; and clinical best practices for GBV prevention, support and management. We will provide a core curriculum, and then provide supplemental lectures that contextualize that content with specific examples and programs from around the world. REGISTER HERE

Psychological First Aid

REGULAR COURSE, CURRENT DATES: 30TH MAY - 10TH JUNE 2016                                                                                                     FREE

Utilizing the RAPID model (Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition), this specialized course provides perspectives on injuries and trauma that are beyond those physical in nature. The RAPID model is readily applicable to public health settings, the workplace, the military, faith-based organizations, mass disaster venues, and even the demands of more commonplace critical events, e.g., dealing with the psychological aftermath of accidents, robberies, suicide, homicide, or community violence. In addition, the RAPID model has been found effective in promoting personal and community resilience. REGISTER HERE

Community Journalism: Digital and Social Media

DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED                                                                                                                                                                         FREE

Community journalism is an area that combines elements of traditional journalism with the new opportunities brought about by digital and social media. Whether you want to launch and support your own site - or simply study this new media sector - this free online course will give you both useful insights and practical skills. REGISTER HERE

Journalism Skills for Enagaged Citizens

DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED                                                                                                                                                                           FREE

This is a course in basic journalism skills designed for citizens who are using new media to publish news, views and information. We cover writing skills, interviews, ethics, law and accessing public forums and documents. We also introduce basic investigative skills. REGISTER HERE

Violence Against Women and Girls [VAWG] Resource Guide

SELF-PACED                                                                                                                                                                                                 FREE

The purpose of this guide is to provide the reader with basic information on the characteristics and consequences of VAWG, including the operational implications that VAWG can have in several priority sectors of the IDB and WBG. It also offers guidance on how to integrate VAWG prevention and provide quality services to violence survivors across a range of development projects. Lastly, it recommends strategies for integrating VAWG prevention and response into policies and legislation, as well as sector programs and projects. REGISTER HERE


Confronting Gender-Based Violence

SELF-PACED                                                                                                                                                                                                    FREE

This training course is aimed at improving clinical and psychological care for women and men who are survivors and/or at risk of gender-based violence. It comprises of three modules:

  1. Routine screening for GBV in health care setting
  2. Clinical care for survivors of GBV
  3. Psychological support for survivors of GBV


Managing Gender Based Violence in Emergencies

SELF-PACED                                                                                                                                                                                                    FREE

This E-learning course was designed by the UNFPA to support practitioners involved in programmes managing gender-based violence in emergencies and others concerned with gender and development, reproductive health and other related issues. The course helps to develop foundational understanding of GBV and programming frameworks that can inform sound program designs for GBV prevention and response. The course is available in English, French and Spanish. REGISTER HERE