Different Needs – Equal Opportunities: Increasing Effectiveness Of Humanitarian Action For Women, Girls, Boys And Men

Developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee

Published in 2010, this online course provides the basic steps a humanitarian worker must take to ensure gender equality in programming. The course includes information on the core issues of gender and how it relates to other aspects of humanitarian response. The three hour, self-paced course provides information and scenarios which enable you to practice developing gender-sensitive programming. This training is based on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Gender Handbook and related IASC guidelines, including the Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings and others. The IASC consists of twenty-one humanitarian organizations and is the primary humanitarian forum for facilitating coordination, policy development and decision-making in response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. 
 

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Committed Agencies

The following organizations are committed to providing the E-Learning course in their staff training and/or to encouraging staff to complete the course, as well as facilitating access for partners.

  • ADRA International
  • CARE
  • Concern Worldwide
  • CRS
  • FAO
  • InterAction
  • IOM
  • IRC
  • Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
  • OCHA
  • OHCHR
  • Relief International
  • UNFPA
  • UNHCR
  • UNICEF
  • WFP
  • WHO
  • Women's Refugee Commission
  • World Vision United States
  • The World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

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Minimum Requirements

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Pentium III -- 1GHz

Memory

512 MB

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Email us at: gender@iasc-elearning.org

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For those that have completed the course

Congratulations on completing the course. We would like to learn more about you and your experience in taking this course. All information will remain confidential.    
 

More information on Gender Equality and Humanitarian Action

IASC GBV Guidelines (Additional Languages)
IASC GBV Standard Operating Procedures
IASC Sub-Working Group on Gender
E-Learning Poster
Learn-In-A-Group Guide


IASC Gender Checklists

Camp Coordination and Camp Management Checklist
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Food Distribution
Food Security
Health
Livelihoods
Non-Food Items
Nutrition
Shelter
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene