In the course of their work, Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers are often confronted with SGBV. Helpers may even be the first ones to hear a survivor’s story. However staff and volunteers often feel anxious about the appropriate way to handle these disclosures. This training is a basic introduction to understanding sexual and gender-based violence in a psychosocial context.
It provides information about different types of SGBV as well as practical guidance on psychosocial support related to SGBV. The focus is on the direct response to survivors of SGBV. It provides participants with skills and knowledge on how to handle disclosures of SGBV and how to provide psychosocial support to people affected by SGBV. It is a stand-alone, two-day training workshop, but can also be combined with the PS Centre’s Community-based Psychosocial Support: Training kit or other basic trainings in psychosocial support.
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