Management of Sexual Violence

from InterHealth
Registration deadline: 15 Mar 2017 Training date: 29 Mar 2017 More Information

Sexual assault and harassment of humanitarian aid workers, either by external actors and/or from within their own and partner organisations, is increasingly recognised as a significant risk to the life and well-being.

This is especially the case for those working in remote environments or places with safety and security issues are an increased risk and the context itself may prevent adequate reporting and responding. Therefore organisations need to reflect and to prepare their response to sexual assault and harassment, from a medical perceptive as well as from a psychological, security and legal perspective.

However, responding to sexual assault and harassment can be difficult under any circumstances and within the humanitarian aid context, it may be even more challenging.

Overview of Training

InterHealth offers 1-day course which aims to help your organisation respond appropriately in the event of sexual assault or harassment. You will be provided with the opportunity to reflect on your current organisational policies and practice. We will also be focusing on the needs of the individual and how you can best support them in the aftermath of an incident.

The course will give guidance on how and when to access advice from clinicians following an assault. We also cover how to use the InterHealth Personal Assault Kit which contains medication and equipment to help prevent infections and pregnancy.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define sexual assault, abuse and harassment;
  • Understand the complexity of the context of sexual assault and harassment;
  • Describe the medical issues around sexual assault;
  • Effectively use the InterHealth sexual assault kit and advice booklet;
  • Think through the potential safety/security and legal implications of an assault within the context in which your teams operate;
  • Recognize the range of psychological responses to a sexual assault and appropriately manage shock after an incident;
  • Think creatively about cross-cultural implications when responding to sexual assault;
  • Prepare a contingency plan in your response to sexual assault and harassment.

Training Methods

InterHealth uses a variety of learning methods suitable for adults to cater for different learning styles. This training uses:

  • PowerPoint
  • Brainstorming
  • Group discussion and feedback
  • Scenario-based work

To consider

Personal Assault Kits can be purchased only after attending this training or after a health consultation, face to face or over the phone with one of our nurses.

Who is it for?

We have designed this training course for Human Resources Personnel, Field and Security Managers, and/or for anyone trained in First Aid and Psychological First Aid.


29 Mar 09:00 - 17:00

Fee information:
There are three price bands for our training programmes outside of the UK. We ask that participants indicate on the booking form which band they come under so that we can invoice the correct course fee. To see which pricing band you come under, please visit: For this training, prices are: Band A: 15,400 KSH (Approx. $154) Band B: 22,000 KSH (Approx. $220) Band C: 28,600 KSH (Approx. $286)
How to register:

You can register online by completing the Training Booking Form on our website:

Alternatively, you can send an email to: