IASC gender e-learning course now available online
The e-course operationalizes the IASC Gender Handbook Women, girls, boys and men: different needs – equal opportunities endorsed by the IASC in 2006 and is available online.
The course takes between three and five hours to complete. It takes the user into a hypothetical crisis and presents a series of gender dilemmas. The user receives certification on successful completion.
WHO staff, Cluster Partners and health workers are being encouraged to do the course. To this end, the Global Health Cluster agreed to recommend that all partners complete the course and for it to be included in the standard curriculum.
Gender matters in emergencies and in health actions in crises. The course is about reaching people in need in a more effective manner, to better deliver health services, design health interventions and funding proposals and better target donors. The course equips participants to:
- Gather and assess gender-related information in the early phases of an emergency
- Incorporate gender-sensitive activities into programme planning and implementation
- Monitor gender equity programming, using checklists
- Encourage the full participation of women, girls, boys and men
The course is a dynamic and living tool. Please provide feedback to ensure that the course can be adapted to local contexts. The email address is: email@example.com
Mainstreaming gender – as any issue - faceschallenges. It often lacks ownership, belonging to everybody and yet nobody. Gender awareness, however, is something everyone can own. By doing the course, WHO staff and partner agencies can join the ever expanding community of good practice.
Undertaking the course is, therefore, strongly encouraged - to make a difference for women, girls, boys and men in emergency settings.
In case of questions, please contact Tanja Sleeuwenhoek, firstname.lastname@example.org