UN Women’s Gender Sensitive Refugee Response Training Programmes continue to bring new perspectives to first-line responders working with refugees

Sultanbeyli Municipality staff. Photo: Özgür Koç
Sultanbeyli Municipality staff. Photo: Özgür Koç

In March 2019 UN Women Turkey has met the first-line refugee responders from Sultanbeyli Municipality in Istanbul, a district, home to thousands of refugees, and gathered with the staff of SADA Women Empowerment and Solidarity located in Gaziantep.

An intensive training programme on ‘Gender Sensitive Refugee Response’ structured in different modules such as general concepts on gender, gender in refugee response context, gender analysis and legal framework on sexual and gender-based violence has been delivered under the “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Turkey Project” co-financed by the EU and Government of Japan.

UN Women Turkey Office offers tailored training modules on Gender Sensitive Refugee Response targeting first-line responders from local and national authorities, as well as NGOs working with refugee populations.