IAWG members are addressing sexual and reproductive rights during COVID-19 humanitarian response. Read More>>


Since 2015, the IAWG Training Partnership Initiative (IAWG-TPI) has been working to meet four mission targeted objectives:

  1. Resource development and dissemination
    Develop and disseminate:
    1. a series of SRH clinical outreach refresher trainings (S-CORTs) on select clinical components of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Sexual and Reproductive Helath (SRH).
    2. a participatory planning workshop toolkit to support the MISP objective to “plan for comprehensive SRH services integrated into primary health care as soon as possible.”
  2. Publish the S-CORT training package available for free download. Additional resources will be available by the end of 2020.
  3. Coordination of partnerships
    Coordinate, strengthen, and maintain capacity building partnerships between IAWG members and training institutions from crisis-prone and -crisis affected countries and regions to ensure that quality trainings on SRH are accessible.
  4. Capacity development
    Roll out the participatory planning workshop toolkit and S-CORTs based on sound evidence and international standards, with in-country partners. The S-CORTs are intended to improve the quality of services through refreshing already trained clinical providers’ knowledge and skills as part of preparedness, response, or recovery efforts.
  5. Evidence Building
    Build the body of evidence on capacity development for SRH in humanitarian settings through operations research and reporting. Local research institutions helped carry out operations research aimed to determine the operational enablers and barriers related to the roll out of two S-CORTs in South Sudan, Nepal, and Burkina Faso. Findings are documented in a peer reviewed article: “Clinical outreach refresher trainings in crisis settings (S-CORT): clinical management of sexual violence survivors and manual vacuum aspiration in Burkina Faso, Nepal, and South Sudan.” A guidance note provides recommendations and lessons learned from the roll out of the S-CORTs for SRH trainers, program managers, and coordinators.

Sexual and reproductive health services remain critical during COVID-19

IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.