Toolkit: Building Capacity of Front Line Staff to Prevent and Respond to GBV

Toolkit: Building Capacity of Front Line Staff to Prevent and Respond to GBV

In order to build capacity of the professionals working in the services to better identify need of vulnerable women, adopt a gender sensitive approach and to support them to access support and the justice system, a Training Toolkit has been produced within the SWIM project.

Drafting of the toolkit was led by Lia Lombardi of Fondazione ISMU, considering the most important needs of staff in relation to the most important needs of migrant women in Europe.

British Red Cross staff designed modules “Responding to gender based violence” and “Understanding and responding to domestic abuse”. Other partners contributed with input taking into account the common factors and different contexts of each country involved in the partnership.

The Toolkit consists of different modules:

–  Understanding GBV, a global overview about GBV at a European level and related to migration;

– Right, administration, laws, providing an overview of the International and European directive and recommendation on GBV and migrants victims of GBV;

–  Consequences of GBV, with information on the impact of GBV on women’s mental and physical health;

–  Responding to GBV using best practice;

–  Understanding and responding to domestic abuse;

The final Handout section provide further information, scenarios and case studies.

The toolkit is designed for trainers experienced in GBV in the context of migrant women, front line professionals who come in to contact with refugee, asylum seekers and migrant women and girls in their roles

Background information and case studies are some of the inputs that stakeholders and trainers are invited to adapt at the very different national contexts, ensuring they refer to the national and organisational protocols and referral mechanisms for safeguarding vulnerable people from violence and abuse.

The Toolkit is available here