Protection and GBV Mainstreaming Training

Project Management, Training

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About the Course

In the recent years there has been heightened focus on gender inequalities and the linkage to sectoral outcomes. This has meant that implementers in all kinds of projects are also increasingly becoming aware of GBV and Protection as a critical issue affecting their target populations and thus their program implementation and results.

This training aims at building the capacity and commitment of participants to mainstream GBV and Protection throughout their intervention’s project lifecycle.

Target Audience

This course is designed for policy makers, researchers, project management, program managers, development and humanitarian professionals dealing with issues of GBV, protection, gender and development

Course Duration

7 Days

What you will learn:

By the end of the training the participant will be able:

  • To design programmes aligned with GBV and Protection mainstreaming principles.
  • To identify and address GBV and Protection risks that can be caused, perpetuated, or addressed by their sector of intervention.
  • To understand the concepts of GBV in Protection Monitoring and Evaluation
  • To plan and implement GBV and Protection mainstreaming activities.
  • To monitor whether GBV and Protection mainstreaming is taking place.
  • To evaluate the impact of their GBV and Protection mainstreaming actions on affected populations

What you will learn

Course Outline

Introduction to Gender-Based Violence

  • Defining Gender-Based Violence its Forms and Consequences
  • Causes and Contributing Factors of GBV
  • Types of GBV
  • Preventing Gender-Based Violence
  • Responding to Gender-Based Violence

Understanding GBV and Protection

  • Introduction to  GBV and Protection
  • Linkages between GBV, Education, Children Protection and Livelihood Strategies
  • Cross-Cutting Issues in GBV and Protection Mainstreaming
  • Coordination and Partnerships

Understanding Core Humanitarian Standards in GBV and Protection

  • Institutional Gender Mainstreaming
  • Explicit Support for GBV Survivors
  • SGBV Zero Tolerance
  • Accountability to Prevent Sexual Harassment
  • Communications Policies

Introduction to Protection Mainstreaming

  • What is Protection Mainstreaming?
  • Key Elements of Protection Mainstreaming
  • Coordination for Protection Mainstreaming

Introduction to Project Lifecycle

  • Project Identification
  • Project Design and Planning
  • Project Implementation
  • Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Control

Project Identification

  • GBV analysis and assessment
  • GBV and Protection in Gender Analysis
  • Mapping of existing protection threats/tensions
  • Identification of GBV Protection Capacity and Coping Mechanisms
  • Protection and GBV Risk Analysis

Project Design and Planning

  • Baseline Survey in Protection and GBV Projects
  • Mapping and Engaging Stakeholders: 5W + H Matrix
  • Create a Referral List:

• Formal support systems

• Informal resources

  • Adding GBV Prevention Activities
  • Gender-Responsive Budgeting: Resource Mobilization and Allocating GBV Resources

Project Implementation

  • Monitor the implementation of the planned Protection and GBV actions
  • Tracking progress throughout the implementation period
  • Data Collection and Reporting of GBV and Protection Mainstreaming activities
  • Staff training in GBV and Protection
  • Communication and Information Sharing

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Including Protection and GBV Indicators in Projects
  • Beneficiary Assessment
  • Evaluation of Protection and GBV interventions
  • Stakeholders engagement in Protection and GBV projects

Integration into Organizational Policies

  • Explicit Support for GBV Survivors
  • Zero Tolerance
  • Accountability to Prevent Sexual Harassment
  • Communications Policies

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more [email protected]


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.