TRAINING MANUAL: Preventing and responding to GBV during the war and in post-war settings

In 2023, the project partners of the WAVE/OSCE project1, Sexual Assault Crisis Center (Yerevan, Armenia), Women Fund Sukhumi (Kutaisi, Georgia), Foundation United Women Banja Luka (Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina), and Centre “Women’s Perspectives” (Lviv, Ukraine), developed a training manual to reach more women’s organisations and other actors involved in supporting survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). Through this training programme, the participants can learn about new strategies, share their experiences, and improve collaboration with other stakeholders, for instance through advocacy activities. This training manual addresses facilitators who intend to deliver interactive training on conflict-related gender-based violence and the existing best practices/strategies employed by women’s organisations. It consists of two parts: the first part contains guidance on how to successfully facilitate the training, e.g., through feminist pedagogy principles and trauma-informed training delivery. The core part contains four training modules and related instructions for facilitators. Each module includes learning objectives, facilitator notes, module overview, and a detailed plan for the training session.

  1. In 2022, WAVE in partnership with the OSCE Gender Issues Programme/WIN Project started a project to address capacity building and exchange of promising practices between women’s specialist services on how to meaningfully support survivors of violence and civil society organisations in conflict and post-conflict areas. More about the project here: ↩︎