Training materials, reports, manuals and guidelines on managing gender-based violence programs and related issues.


Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence

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The Joint Global Programme aims to improve the quality of and access to essential services for women and girls who have experienced violence. The standards and guidelines for all four sectors – health, police and justice, social services and coordination and governance – were finalized in December 2015.


The participating UN agencies include: UNFPA, UN WOMEN, WHO, UNDP and UNODC. With support and funding from the Government of Spain and the Australian Government.


Terminology guide to violence & gender-based violence

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This is a GBV Uncovered official terminology guide. The term "Gender-Based Violence Uncovered" implies there is a wealth of information about gender-based violence that is unknown, under-reported, misinterpreted or poorly disseminated. As the term suggests, gender-based violence is a subset of violence. The purpose of this article is to summarize the variety of terms used when discussing violence to provide understanding and context to the specific phenomenon of gender-based violence. 

Authors: Dr Helen Ewing and Dr Robin Reesal


Guidelines for integrating gender-based violence interventions in Humanitarian Action

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Despite the scope and severity of the problem, current programming to prevent gender-based violence and provide support for survivors is insufficient to deliver the desired results. The newly-revised Interagency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action: Reducing risk, promoting resilience and aiding recovery are designed to address this gap, with clear steps the humanitarian community can take to protect people from gender-based violence. 

Authors: IASC, Global Protection Cluster



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In 2005 and 2006, the Capacity Project conducted a search of existing training modules and training support materials on GBV, particularly those intended for health care personnel. The purpose of this activity was to identify and review existing GBV training modules that could be adapted and/or integrated into pre-service education or in-service training curricula in developing countries. In this resource, we summarize the modules that our team considered to represent best practices in GBV training. 

Authors: Catherine Murphy IntraHealth International, Inc.; Corinne Mahoney IntraHealth International, Inc.; Mary Ellsberg PATH; Constance Newman IntraHealth International, Inc. 



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UNFPA has launched a companion guide to its free e-learning course for professionals who are working to address gender-based violence in humanitarian contexts. This e-learning course uses problems that practitioners currently face and case scenarios from real-life humanitarian contexts to guide learning. The new companion guide not only covers all of the content in the e-learning, but also provides new case studies, sample tools, best practices and activities.

Author: UNFPA