These tutorials are based on the training manual Mental Health and Gender Based Violence, Helping survivors of sexual violence in conflict.  The manual has been written for the many people who in different ways provide direct assistance to women who survive gender-based violence and trauma during disasters, wars and conflicts, where helpers have limited or no access to specialized health services.

Watch the different tutorials, read the GBV training manual  and answer the final paper of reflection to apply for a certificate.  Send us an e-mail with your qualifications and let us know that you have submitted your answer.

The video tutorials are in the process of development, each month we will publish a new one, welcome.

Welcome to the first tutorial.
This is a short introduction to the manual. This part gives you a general idea of the intention for making the manual, where to down load it, how it is out lined and how to read it. Page 1-6 in the manual. 

How to be a good helper?
What is a good helper in your community? What are the tools we already use and what are the new tools we can acquire from the manual.

The butterfly woman metaphor
The manual uses the metaphor of the butterfly woman. A made-up story about a women who is raped by soldiers is presented. Her experiences, her life before the rape, her reactions and thoughts are presented. Furthermore the story contains descriptions about the way in which she sees herself afterwards, reluctantly asks for help and then slowly proceeds in her life through a lot of difficult steps.

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