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Gender Mainstreaming and gender-based violence (GBV )

Training and Development

Training staff about gender mainstreaming and gender-based violence (GBV) is crucial for several reasons:

1. Promotes a Safe and Inclusive Work Environment

  • Prevents Harassment and Discrimination: Education on these topics helps in preventing gender-based violence and harassment, creating a safer workplace for everyone.
  • Supports Victims: Trained staff can better support victims of gender-based violence, offering them the resources and assistance they need.

2. Enhances Organizational Reputation

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Demonstrates the company’s commitment to social responsibility and ethical practices.
  • Attracts Talent: A reputation for being a safe and inclusive workplace attracts diverse talent, including those who prioritize working in gender-sensitive environments.

3. Improves Employee Well-being and Productivity

  • Reduces Stress: A safe and supportive environment reduces stress and anxiety among employees, improving their overall well-being.
  • Boosts Morale: Employees feel valued and respected, leading to higher morale and productivity.

4. Ensures Compliance with Laws and Regulations

  • Legal Obligations: Many countries have laws mandating training on gender issues and protection against gender-based violence.
  • Avoids Legal Repercussions: Non-compliance can lead to legal penalties, lawsuits, and damage to the company’s reputation.

5. Promotes Equality and Diversity

  • Gender Mainstreaming: Integrating a gender perspective into all policies and practices ensures that both men and women benefit equally, promoting gender equality.
  • Diverse Perspectives: A diverse workforce brings varied perspectives, enhancing creativity and innovation.

6. Improves Customer Relations and Business Opportunities

  • Customer Trust: Customers are more likely to support businesses that demonstrate a commitment to gender equality and human rights.
  • Market Reach: Companies can better understand and cater to a diverse customer base.

7. Fosters a Culture of Respect and Understanding

  • Awareness and Sensitivity: Training raises awareness about gender issues and fosters sensitivity, leading to more respectful interactions among employees.
  • Conflict Resolution: Equipped with the right knowledge, staff can handle conflicts related to gender issues more effectively.

8. Drives Long-term Success and Sustainability

  • Sustainable Practices: Gender mainstreaming and addressing GBV are part of sustainable business practices that contribute to long-term success.
  • Positive Impact: Companies can play a role in creating a positive societal impact by promoting gender equality and preventing violence.

In summary, training staff about gender mainstreaming and gender-based violence is not only a moral and ethical obligation but also a strategic move that can benefit your organization in multiple ways.

Who should attend?

  • All staff members

Training Outline

Gender Mainstreaming

  • What is Gender Mainstreaming?
  • What Gender Mainstreaming is not
  • Prioritizing gender equality
  • Incorporating gender into politics and decision making
  • Post-conflict peace-building (PCPB)
  • Shifts in institutional culture
  • Gender budgeting
  • Criticism and problem areas
    • Ineffective results
    • Poor implementation
    • Hindering progress
    • Other criticism
  • Gender Mainstreaming in Africa and how to realise it
  • Five Steps for Companies to Make Gender Equality Mainstream

Workshop:  The Facilitator will lead a discussion with the delegates to unpack the ways in which their company is already implementing gender mainstreaming and to discover potential gaps that can still be addressed.

Gender Based Violence

  • Introduction
  • Defining violence 
  • Categories and types of violence 
  • Direct and indirect (structural) violence 
  • Violence and crime: Drawing a distinction
  • What is gender-based violence?
  • 6 Forms of Gender Based Violence
  • Why Gender Based Violence campaigns primarily focus on Woman and Girls
  • GBV in South Africa
  • Drivers of GBV in South Africa
  • Impact and consequences of gender-based violence in South Africa
  • 10 Reasons Why GBV is not Reported
  • South Africa’s Response to GBV
  • Global Response to GBV

Prevention and Response

  • Prevention and Response
  • 3 ways you can help prevent and mitigate GBV
  • 10 ways to end violence against women
  • What should you do if you experience gender-based violence in South Africa?
  • 3 key things to doif you’ve recently experienced assault or abuse
  • National help-line numbers, Care and Contact centre details across the country
  • Organisations fighting Gender-Based Violence in South Africa with contact details

Workshop: The facilitator will lead the delegates to discuss Gender Based Violence FAQs and to ensure understanding of all the related issues, how to assist and where to seek assistance if necessary.

Additional Information

Course Duration: 2 Days

Presented : In-house and online



  • Comprehensive manual
  • Framed certificate of attendance
  • Notepad & Pen

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