ERU Medical Refresher training - Gender and Diversity / SGBV in emergencies, 17.3., Helsinki

9:00 - 17:00
Tehtaankatu 1a, 00140, Helsinki
Tapahtuman tyyppi: 
  • Kurssit ja koulutukset


Not all people affected by an emergency experience it in the same way. Emergencies accentuate existing gender inequalities and incidences of gender-based violence (GBV) often increases during and after emergencies.

Gender and other social factors, including age, disability, health status, including HIV AIDS and other chronic illnesses, social status, ethnicity, etc. shape the extent to which people are vulnerable to, affected by, respond to and recover from emergencies. Females and males of all ages and backgrounds have very different needs and concerns and have different coping strategies on which to draw. These differences must be recognised and incorporated into all emergency responses. Adopting a gender and diversity perspective also highlights opportunities and resources that support reconstruction and recovery efforts.

The IFRC “Minimum Standard Commitments to gender and diversity in emergency programming” establish a core set of practical actions to be undertaken by Red Cross Red Crescent emergency responders.The guidance introduces a four-point DAPS framework allowing the staff and volunteers to arrange practical standards under four headings of dignity, access, participation and safety which are further divided specific thematic areas found in emergency setting. These are  Emergency Health, Food Security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Emergency Shelter, Livelihoods, Non-food Items and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is one of the greatest humanitarian challenges today. It takes various forms and occurs in diverse situations and contexts across the world. In conflict-affected states, for example, rape is often used as a strategy of warfare to undermine the enemy and to demoralize and destabilize communities.  Acts of SGBV during and in the aftermath of armed conflict and disaster are widespread and have serious impacts on individuals, their families and society as a whole. During these emergencies, the collapse of protection systems, negative reactions to stress and shifting gender and social norms all contribute to increases in SGBV.


The participants enhance their awareness, knowledge and skills related to gender, diversity and identifying sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) in emergencies


-        IFRC Minimum Standard Commitments to gender and diversity in emergency programming- tool and how to use it in practice

-        Understanding SGBV: different forms of SGBV and psychological impact of SGBV

-        Survivor-centred approach

-        Psychosocial support for survivors of SGBV

-        Internal protection systems: Code of Conduct, Child protection, Prevention from Sexual exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)


Teaching methods

Presentation, group work, discussion, case study



All delegate trained medical and health professionals. Both ERU Induction and Specialized Medical training are preferably completed but can also be completed after this one day training.


To apply, please fill in the application form by 15th of February here: