Women’s human rights training is an advocacy approach used to educate participants about complex issues and theories and also to alter how the participants react to gender-based violence. The UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women highlights gender-sensitive training among the Vital measures States should undertake to be able to effectively implement the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination.
Successful training projects addressing gender-based violence must target a wide audience, such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), social service providers, law enforcement agencies, the judiciary, government officials, the media, relevant professionals, at-risk groups and the general public. Training programs aimed at addressing violence against women should focus the attention of the participants on desirable changes in society as well as governmental agencies and about the concrete actions that will need to be taken to remove violence and provide support for sufferers.
This section of the site includes Strategies for Developing a Training Program that are intended to introduce urges to a methodology for conducting training for the general public in addition to organizations and individuals involved in addressing violence against women. It’s strongly recommended that urges first familiarize themselves with these Guidelines, which provide the essential background information for understanding the sample training materials associated with domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and trafficking in women.
So as to run a training on some of the regions of violence mentioned previously, the facilitators themselves should have an in-depth understanding of the concepts of ‘sex’ and ‘gender-based violence’ to be able to impart these theories to the participants during the training sessions. Because of this, the Guidelines also have model sessions, intended to improve understanding of gender-based violence. Facilitators might want to use these sessions for their own reference or accommodate them as introductory sessions to a larger training program.
For a training program to achieve the learning objectives, it has to be tailored to the local situation and country-specific characteristics. The data presented on this site is tailored to the needs of people and organizations working on the issues of violence against women in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Additionally it is advised that facilitators use their own judgment to determine which training materials best relate to the present understanding of violence against women in the country of the practice, the objective of the training program and the team composition. Therefore, facilitators are encouraged to accommodate the training materials contained on this website.