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Clinical Management of Sexual Violence Survivors in Crisis Settings


The Clinical Management of Sexual Violence Survivors in Crisis Settings outreach refresher training module is designed for clinical trainers conducting brief introductory or refresher training on providing care to survivors of sexual violence. The target audience for this training is health care providers–including midwives, nurses, general practice physicians, obstetrician/gynecologists, and others–working in crisis settings where medical supplies to manage cases of sexual violence are available.

Participants will learn about the provision of survivor-centered medical care. The content is based on the most recent guidelines by the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and IAWG, namely the Clinical management of rape and intimate partner violence survivors: Developing protocols for use in humanitarian settings (2019) and Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings (2018).

Additionally, the training includes discussions and activities that promote the sustainability of services and address ongoing training needs where there is high staff turnover. The course is designed for in-person training workshops in crisis settings with limited resources. The training can take place onsite or offsite in a nearby referral facility.

Course Materials


Course components include:

  1. Presentation slides
  2. Case studies
  3. Interactive activities
  4. Pre- and post-tests
  5. Skills checklists and other job-aids

Options to Download Course Materials

You can access the materials for planning and managing the Clinical Management of Sexual Violence Survivors in Crisis Settings outreach refresher training using the following links:

Course Units

The training is divided into 10 units.

Feedback on the Training Materials

The IAWG Training Partnership Initiative is interested in hearing from you. Please share any questions or feedback to info.iawg@wrcommission.org regarding the training materials and their use in your context.

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.