Dear colleague, welcome to our Gender Based Violence Training Manual page.

Thank you for your interest in our manual:
“Mental health and gender-based violence Helping survivors of sexual violence in conflict – a training manual”

If you are working with or assisting survivors of gender-based violence or involved in the training of helpers working directly with survivors, this is the right place for you. We hope that this low threshold manual will be useful in your work and that you will benefit from the knowledge presented in it. For easy access to information about the content of the manual please watch our tutorials.

Some core elements of the manual

  • A human rights-based approach
  • With a gender perspective
  • Mental health / psychological consequences of trauma
  • Resource-oriented (respect / opportunities / hope)
  • Focus on the helper
  • Metaphors, symbols, and stories
  • Psychoeducational approach
  • Own experiences and reactions / Body-oriented exercises
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Tools – stabilization, and grounding exercises
English
Spanish
Russian
Arabic

Part II of the manual should be read together since the left and right pages correspond and refer to each other. On the right side is what you present aloud to the participants if you are doing a training. On the left side is the background for what you will say out loud to the participants. Below are the manuals in PDF for printing. If you want printing descriptions, please send us an e-mail.

English
Spanish
Russian
Arabic
Portuguese
Nepalese
Ukrainian

The GBV toolbox is a collection of the tools presented in the training manual. The intention is to give you a small sized, easy to handle sample. It contains grounding exercises, the Butterflystory, window of tolerance and other tools.


Here you can download the toolbox in different languages:

English
Turkish
Spanish
Indonesian
Korean
Ukrainian
Rumenian
Norwegian
Georgiano

In addition to the manual we introduce, the GBV manual flyer:

The HHRI GBV Manual report 2017

You are welcome send us an e-mail if you need us to follow up or to provide further assistance regarding the use of the manual.

We wish you all the best in your important work.

Sincerely yours
Mental Health and Human Rights Info
Elisabeth Ng Langdal
Executive Director
post@hhri.org