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  • Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings
    Source: Save the Children/UNFPA, September 2009
    This toolkit was developed as a companion to the Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Refugee Settings to help humanitarian program managers and healthcare providers meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents when an emergency strikes, and to ensure that service providers and program managers have the right resources to make programs acceptable, accessible and appropriate for adolescents in emergency situations. It includes user-friendly tools for assessing adolescent needs, fostering participation with communities and parents, and identifying reproductive health entry points in existing adolescent programs.
  • Assessment Document for MISP Implementation
    This document is a standard form to assess the implementation of the MISP in reproductive healthcare service delivery points.
  • Building a Team Approach to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Violence in Kigoma, Tanzania , December 1998
    This document aims to assist in strengthening a coordinated approach to sexual violence programming with all actors working in the refugee situations in Tanzania.
  • Building Partnerships for Health in Conflict Affected Settings
    Source: CARE, May 2007
    A Practical Guide to Beginning and Sustaining Inter-agency Partnerships (updated).
  • Caring for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Emergencies Training Pack
    Source: Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility Working Group, 2010
    The Caring for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Emergencies Training Pack provides information and skill development in various aspects related to communication and engagement with sexual violence survivors in conflict-affected countries or complex emergencies. It also focuses on medical treatment. This training resource is recommended by and agreed upon by global colleagues to be used as the primary gender-based violence (GBV) training resource. This collaborative tool has helped to bring together lessons learned and best practices in GBV training. This training manual is designed for professional health care providers such as physicians, health workers as well as for members of the legal profession, police, women's groups and other concerned community members, such as community workers, teachers and religious workers. Some of the participants in this training will directly serve adults and children who have been raped. They will offer medical or psychosocial support, help survivors to seek justice or ensure their protection. Other participants will help bring together support groups or receive disclosures of sexual violence in their communities. For more information about the training pack, download the outline document here.

    Training Guide

    General and Psychosocial Modules: Facilitator Manual - Participant Manual

    Medical Modules: Facilitator Manual - Participant Manual

    Powerpoints for Medical Modules

    Participant Pack Handouts
  • Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors: a multimedia training tool
    Source: International Rescue Committee/University of California-Los Angeles, 2008
    The goal of this tool is to improve the clinical care of sexual assault survivors in low resource settings by demonstrating compassionate, competent, and confidential care in keeping with international standards. It is intended for use in the training of all staff in health clinics (clinicians and non-clinicians) who interact with sexual assault survivors.
  • Clinical Management of Rape Survivors: Developing Protocols for use with Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
    Source: WHO, UNHCR, 2004
    Provides guidance to health care providers for medical management after rape of women, men, and children. This guide is designed to assist qualified health care providers (medical co-ordinators, medical doctors, clinical officers, midwives, and nurses) to develop protocols for the management of rape survivors, based on available resources, materials, drugs, and national policies and procedures. Managers and trainers of health care services can also benefit, as they may use the guide to plan for survivor care and train health care providers accordingly. (The link is to a revised and updated edition of the original 2002 guide)
    Also available in French and Arabic
  • Cooking Fuel and the Humanitarian Response in Haiti
    Source: Women's Refugee Commission, February 2010
    This document presents a guidance for action on cooking fuel and the humanitarian response in Haiti.
  • Counselling Training Manual Trauma, Guilt and Self Esteem
    Source: International Planned Parenthood Federation South Asia Regional Office, 2009
    This training package is prepared for counsellors and health care providers who offer sexual and reproductive health services to women and youhg people. The focal areas are trauma, guilt and self-esteem.
  • Crisis Intervention Teams: Responding to Sexual Violence in Ngara, Tanzania
    Source: UNHCR, January 1997
    This is the first in a planned series to document field experiences on HOW various actors undertook the implementation of Reproductive Health activities. The document was compiled from field reports, discussions with key actors and selected telephone interviews.
  • Emergency Contraception for Conflict Affected Settings: A Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium Distance Learning Module
    Source: Developed by the Women's Refugee Commission on behalf of the RHRC Consortium, 2004
    The RHRC Consortium is working to mainstream EC by increasing awareness and knowledge of EC and improving access to and demand for EC in appropriate program locations.
    The brochure version of the module can be downloaded in English (updated in October 2008; optional cover here), French (updated in October 2008; optional cover here), Spanish, Portuguese, Pashto, and Burmese.
  • Emergency Obstetric Care: Resources and Tools, Averting Maternal Death and Disability
    Source: Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
    This is a link to several key resources from the AMDD program including:
    • Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth
    • Infection Prevention: A Reference Booklet for Health Care Providers PDF File
    • The Design and Evaluation of Maternal Mortality Programs PDF File
    • AMDD Workbook: Using the UN Process Indicators of Emergency Obstetric Services, Question and Answers
  • Engaging Boys and Men in GBV Prevention and Reproductive Health in Conflict and Emergency-Response Settings: A Workshop Module
    Source: CARE, EngenderHealth, March 2009
    A training guide for a 2-day skill-building workshop to introduce the topic of engaging boys and men in RH in conflict and emergency-response settings. The module includes a facilitator's guide, handouts, slides for presentations, and participant resources for additional reading. The module is intended for personnel working in conflict and other emergency-response settings. This module is appropriate for staff that have had some training in gender, GBV prevention, and reproductive health.
  • Ethical and safety recommendations for researching, documenting and monitoring sexual violence in emergencies
    Source: WHO, 2007
    This document applies to all forms of inquiry about sexual violence in emergencies. 8 recommendations are offered, intended to ensure that the necessary safety and ethical safeguards are in place prior to commencement of any information gathering exercise concerning sexual violence in emergencies. Also available in French
  • Facilitator's Guide: Training Manual for Multisectoral and Interagency Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence
    Source: JSI/RHRC, 2004
    The interactive and flexible curriculum in this training manual covers basic information about gender, gender-based violence, and the recommended standards for prevention and and response to GBV in populations affected by armed conflict. Individual training modules with step by step guidance and instructions for facilitators/trainers. The goal of this manual is to support efforts around the globe to protect women and children in populations affected by armed conflict, and strengthen action to address gender-based violence in field settings.
    We encourage use of the training manual, and welcome feedback. Please send email to gbvresources@jsi.com.
  • Field-friendly Guide to Integrate Emergency Obstetric Care in Humanitarian Programs
    Source: Produced by the Women's Refugee Commission on behalf of RHRC, July 2005
    Also available in French, Spanish, and Arabic. To see the latest technical guidance, please consult the 2010 revised Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings.
  • From Awareness to Action: Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation with Somali Refugees in Eastern Ethiopia
    Source: UNHCR, May 1998
    This HOW TO GUIDE describes activities to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with Somali refugees living in Hartesheikh Camp and the surrounding national population in Eastern Ethiopia during 1996-97. It specifically describes a six month pilot project which ran for more than one year to eradicate FGM that was undertaken by the National Committee on Traditional Practices of Ethiopia (NCTPE) with support and guidance from UNHCR and in coordination with Ethiopian authorities. The GUIDE also provides useful information on how other countries are working to eradicate FGM, provides UNHCR's policy on FGM as well as references and resources for further reading.
    (Note: this is a 12Mb PDF file)
  • GBV Checklist for the Field, Gender-Based Violence Global Technical Support Project
    Source: RHRC Consortium/JSI Research and Training Institute, June 2004
    This is a checklist for action in the prevention & response to gender-based violence in displaced settings.
  • GBV Communication Skills Manual
    Source: Family Health International (FHI), the RHRC Consortium, and the IRC, December 2004
    The manual includes a training outline, a list of materials needed, an in-depth training curriculum, and all transparencies, handouts, and activity sheets necessary to conduct a training. The training is designed so that all the materials used can be shared with participants at the end of the workshop, which will allow for subsequent trainings on topics relevant to their context. The training is designed to be completed in 5 days, beginning with an overview of GBV and then covering areas focusing on engagement strategies for work with GBV survivors, methods to support the service provider, and service provider responsibilities and community referrals facilitation skills overview, training review and evaluation.
  • GBV Synopsis of UNHCR 2003 Guidelines
    Source: Gender-Based Violence Global Technical Support Project, RHRC Consortium/JSI Research and Training Institute, June 2004
    The 2003 updated UNHCR Guidelines offer practical advice on how to design strategies and carry out activities aimed at preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence. The following is a synopsis of the guidelines, intended to give an overview of the guidance provided but not to replace the Guidelines themselves. The full Guidelines are available through UNHCR offices worldwide, in hard copy and CD- ROM, and are also downloadable here.
  • Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Conflict-Affected Settings
    Source: ARC International, 2005

    This publication series was designed specifically to help communities and humanitarian workers to assess the situation in their particular setting and to determine the needs and next steps to implementing comprehensive and multi-sectoral programs to address GBV. A special emphasis has been given to the provision of legal aid, as that is a sector often neglected. Within this series of publications ARC's program in Guinea, West Africa, has been highlighted as an example of programmatic possibilities. The program in Guinea, which serves Liberian and Sierra Leonean Refugees, has been successful in taking innovative and effective approaches to addressing GBV. Download entire series (30.4 MB) or by publication:  Gender-Based Violence Legal Aid: A Participatory Toolkit, Community Safety Initiative Gender-Based Violence Program, Legal Aspects of Violence Against Refugee Women in Kissidougou Town and Albadariah Camps and An Overview of the Fern Holland Legal Aid Clinic.

  • Gender-based Violence Tools Manual: For Assessment, Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation in Conflict-Affected Settings
    Source: Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium, February 2004
    The tools in this manual have been formulated according to a multi-sectoral model of GBV programming (described more thoroughly on page 35) that promotes action within and coordination between the constituent community, health and social services, and the legal and security sectors. The manual is meant to be used by humanitarian professionals who have experience with and are committed to GBV prevention and response.
    The full report is available in a French translation; selected chapters available in Arabic.
  • Global Health Cluster's health resources availability and mapping system (HeRAMS)
    Source: Global Health Cluster, August 2009
    HeRAMS is a software-based information system developed by the global health cluster to support the collection, collation and analysis of information on the availability of health resources in different areas and locations and by type of point of delivery and level of care. Health resources include health facilities (infrastructure), personnel, and also the services provided. The matrix and checklist are accessible in the attachment.
  • Global Health Cluster: Suggested Set of Core Indicators and Benchmarks
    Source: Global Health Cluster, August 2009
    The suggested health indicators and benchmarks are grouped into availability, coverage, risk factors and outcomes.
  • Granada Consensus on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Protracted Crises and Recovery
    Source: UNFPA/WHO/Andalusian School of Public Health, September 2009
    A consultation on sexual and reproductive health in protracted crisis and recovery was convened in Granada, Spain the 28 to 30th September of 2009, bringing together practitioners directly involved in the provision of services in affected countries, representatives from UN organizations and other humanitarian partners from the Health Cluster, academic experts and donors.
  • Guidelines for Addressing HIV in Humanitarian Settings
    Source: WHO/Inter-Agency Standing Committee, December 2010
    These Guidelines for Addressing HIV in Humanitarian Settings aim to assist humanitarian and AIDS organizations to plan the delivery of a minimum set of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services to people affected by humanitarian crises. These guidelines are a revised version of a document entitled IASC Guidelines for HIV/AIDS Interventions in Emergency Settings.
  • Guidelines for Prevention and Response: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence against Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons
    Source: UNHCR, May 2003
    The 2003 updated UNHCR Guidelines offer practical advice on how to design strategies and carry out activities aimed at preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence.
    See also synopsis of guidelines here.
  • Guidelines for the Care of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Conflict-affected Settings
    Source: Women's Refugee Commission on behalf of the Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium, December 2004
    The STI Guidelines aim to raise awareness of the complexities of sexually transmitted infection (STI) care and to highlight the areas where improvements may be possible. The Guidelines will help health coordinators, program managers and technical advisors to take action to combat STIs. While technical components for clinical health workers are included, the Guidelines also provide non-clinical staff with insight into an important public health issue. To see the latest technical guidance, please consult the 2010 revised Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings.

    Above link is a 3.7Mb zip'ed file. Also available in three parts: Sections 1-4, Sections 5-10, and evaluation forms and annexes.

    Also available in French, Spanish, and Arabic (one large PDF here (25Mb) or three smaller parts I, II, and III (each approx. 10Mb)).

    If you would like to request a hard copy of these guidelines, please contact info@rhrc.org.

  • Handbook for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings
    Source: Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility Working Group, July 2010
    This training manual, developed by Family Health International (FHI), the RHRC Consortium, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for service providers attending to gender-based-violence (GBV) survivors. The manual includes a detailed 5-day communication skills training of trainers curriculum, with materials, agendas and handouts that may be used by participants to conduct future training. The manual covers the basics of GBV, engagement strategies for working with GBV survivors, service provider responsibilities, community referrals, methods to support service providers, and the evaluation process.
  • Health Cluster Guide: A Practical Guide for Country-Level Implementation of the Health Cluster
    Source: IASC Global Health Cluster, WHO, 2009
    This Guide suggests how the Health Cluster lead agency, coordinator, and partners can work together during a humanitarian crisis to achieve the aims of reducing avoidable mortality, morbidity and disability, and restoring the delivery of and equitable access to preventive and curative health care as quickly as possible. It highlights key principles of humanitarian health action and how coordination and joint efforts among health sector actors working in partnership can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of health interventions. It draws on IASC and other documents but also includes lessons from field experience.
  • Health Information and Nutrition Tracking System (HINTS): Data Entry and Analysis tool (English and French)
    Source: IASC Global Health Cluster, April 2009
    Also available: Guide (English and French) HINTS develops mechanisms for the review, analysis, interpretation and validation of critical health and nutrition information in selected humanitarian emergencies. This includes the review of existing data from a wide variety of on-the-ground sources as well as more formal surveys. It will advise on the use of the resulting analyses for advocacy and programming with funders, UN organizations, and NGOs.
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control: A short course for humanitarian workers. Facilitator's Manual
    Source: Women's Refugee Commission on behalf of the Reproductive Health Response in Crises Consortium, November 2004
    This 5-day course on HIV/AIDS prevention and control aims to assist humanitarian workers to deepen their individual understanding of the complexities of HIV/AIDS and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to improve HIV/AIDS program design and implementation in their communities. Two CD-Roms accompany the facilitator¬タルs manual, containing PowerPoint presentations, posters, handouts and additional resources for use both during the course and for supplemental research. Also included are audio interviews with a group of HIV-positive students from South Africa who share their stories, allowing course participants to personalize the HIV/AIDS issue.

    In March of 2006, the ADBI Institute reviewed the course material and rated it a 4.5 out of 5. Read their full review here.
    Online access to the full content and resources of the CD-based training-material here. Available for download in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Swahili.
  • How To Guide: Reproductive Health Education for Adolescents
    Source: International Rescue Committee (Guinea), February 1998
    This guide documents the field experiences of how various actors undertook reproductive health education for adolescents activities. The intended audience is field-based refugee workers, including UN system, NGO and government staff.
    The zip file linked above is over 10Mb in size. The document is also available for download in three sections: part 1, Appendixes 1 - 6, and Appendixes 7 - 9.
  • IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action: Women, Girls, Boys & Men, Different Needs  Equal Opportunities
    Source: IASC, December 2006
    The Gender Handbook supports and complements the IASC Gender-Based Violence Guidelines (Sep. 2005). It is a sector-by-sector guide on how to ensure gender equality programming in humanitarian situations. It provides practical tips on how to mainstream gender and checklists to measure the progress in meeting the needs and ensuring the equal participation of women, girls, boys and men in all aspects of humanitarian response.
  • IASC guidelines for GBV interventions in humanitarian emergencies
    Source: Inter-Agency Standing Committee, September 2005
    The IASC has issued these Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Emergencies: Focusing on Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence to meet the need for a coherent and participatory approach to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. This is a tool to for field actors to establish a multisectoral coordinated approach to gender-based violence programming in emergency settings. Also available in Arabic, Bahasa, French, and Spanish.

    Matrix on IASC Gender-Based Violence Arabic, English, French, Spanish

  • IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings
    Source: IASC, 2007
    The IASC issued these Guidelines to enable humanitarian actors to plan, establish and coordinate a set of minimum multi-sectoral responses to protect and improve people's mental health and psychosocial well-being in the midst of an emergency. Matrix (English)
  • Initial Rapid Assessment Toolkit (RHA)
    Source: IASC Global Health Cluster, September 2009
    Available in French. Also available: Guidance Notes, Data Entry and Analysis Tool (English and French) The Initial Rapid Assessment Toolkit aims to enable faster and better multi-sectoral rapid assessment in the first few days of a sudden-onset crisis in order to guide the initial planning of urgent humanitarian interventions, identify needs for follow-up assessments, and inform initial funding decisions. The IRA is designed to be used in the field by team members with relevant general knowledge and experience but without specialized technical expertise in particular sectors (e.g. in health or water programmes). It should enable essential data to be collected and reported for each site visited within 24-48 hours of arrival at the location to be assessed.
  • Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings
    Source: Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises, 2010
    The 2010 Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings is an update of the 1999 Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations: An Inter-agency Field Manual, the authoritative guidance on reproductive health interventions in humanitarian settings.
    The document is available chapter-by-chapter and as a single zip file by following the link above, as well as Arabic, Bahasa, Dari, French and Spanish translations, corrections, details of regional launches and hard copy ordering.
  • Inter-Agency Reproductive Health Kits for Crisis Situations
    Source: Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations, August 2011
    A consolidated set of reproductive health kits for use by humanitarian agencies. These kits are intended to speed up the provision of appropriate reproductive health services in emergency and refugee situations. Fifth edition. Also available in Spanish and French.
  • Inter-Agency Reproductive Health Kits for Crisis Situations (Fourth Edition)
    Source: Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises, January 2008
    The essential drugs, equipment and supplies to implement the MISP have been assembled into a set of specially designed prepackaged kits. The Inter-Agency Reproductive Health Kits. The kits complement the objectives laid out in Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings: An Inter-agency Field Manual. The resource is also available in French and Spanish.
  • Introduction to RHA Toolkit for Conflict Affected Women
    Source: The Centers for Disease Control, October 2011
    This training is intended for Reproductive Health Assessment (RHA) Toolkit for Conflict Affected Women users. Field staff and independent researchers who use this toolkit should be familiar with survey work, but it is designed to be used by staff with limited survey experience.
  • Minimum Initial Service Package Advocacy Sheet
    Source: IPPF/Women's Refugee Commission, December 2009
    This document summarizes the importance of implementing the MISP at the onset of every emergency, as advocacy messages for policy makers.
  • Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health in Crisis Situations: A Distance Learning Module
    Source: Women's Refugee Commission, July 2011
    A self-instructional learning module that helps to increase knowledge of priority reproductive health services to initiate at the onset of a crisis. Module includes chapter quizzes and post-test. A passing score on the post-test will result in certification.

    The previous version of the module dates back to 2006 and is also available in French, and available here for download in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Bahasa, and Russian.

    A Burmese version is available here.

    Also available are fact sheets and inserts (English, French, Spanish and Arabic).

    A "cheat sheet" is also available in English ((IPPF/Women's Refugee Commission, December 2009)), Arabic (WRC, March 2012),French (UNFPA, March 2010), Spanish, and Bahasa.

  • MISP Cheat Sheet
    Source: IPPF / Women's Refugee Commission, April 2010
    The revised cheat sheet summarizes the objectives and activities of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for RH in crises as outlined in Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings: An Inter-agency Field Manual. The front page notes the objectives and the back page contains a matrix that maps minimum versus comprehensive RH services, and an outline of the content of the IAWG RH Kits.
  • MISP Cheat Sheet in Bahasa
    Source: IPPF / Women's Refugee Commission / UNFPA, June 2010
    The revised cheat sheet, translated into Bahasa Indonesian, summarizes the objectives and activities of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for RH in crises as outlined in Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings: An Inter-agency Field Manual. The front page notes the objectives and the back page contains a matrix that maps minimum versus comprehensive RH services, and an outline of the content of the IAWG RH Kits.
  • MISP Cheat Sheet in French
    Source: Women's Refugee Commission/IPPF/UNFPA, April 2010
    The revised French cheat sheet summarizes the objectives and activities of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for RH in crises as outlined in Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings: An Inter-agency Field Manual. The front page notes the objectives and the back page contains a matrix that maps minimum versus comprehensive RH services, and an outline of the content of the IAWG RH Kits.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Sexual Gender Violence Programs in Tanzania
    Source: UNHCR, April 2000
    The purpose of this GUIDE is to offer a framework for developing programme monitoring and evaluation tools and systems. The GUIDE describes one effort to do so, in the Tanzania SGV programme. This GUIDE can assist UN agencies, NGOs, refugees, and host governments to identify programme monitoring needs and establish tools and systems that are useful and meaningful in developing multi-sectoral SGV programmes in any country.
  • Moving from Emergency Response to Comprehensive Reproductive Health Programs: A Modular Training Series. Draft For Field Testing
    Source: Produced by CARE on behalf of the RHRC
    The overall purpose of Moving From Emergency Response To Comprehensive Reproductive Health Programs: A Modular Training Series is to provide the members of the health management team with information, resources, and problem-solving techniques to analyze its specific situation and plan future activities for revising, expanding, or starting quality RH services and programs.
    A CD-ROM of this manual can be ordered from: CARE, 1625 K Street, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006, USA rhrc@care.org
  • Needs Assessment Field Tools
    Source: RHRC Consortium, 1997
    Including Refugee Leader Questions; Group Discussion Questions; Survey Introduction and Questions; and a Health Facility Questionnaire and Checklist.
  • Overview: Adolescent Reproductive Health in Refugee Settings
    Source: Marie Stopes International for the Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium
    This document summarizes key facts and resources on adolescent reproductive health in refugee settings. It is intended for refugee service staff and decision-makers.
  • Protecting the Future
    Source: International Rescue Committee, 2003

    The International Rescue Committee's field manual "Protecting the Future" is a unique addition to the disciplines of both humanitarian assistance and HIV control. It is the first publication that has been designed specifically for health workers who are developing comprehensive programs for HIV among displaced and war-affected populations.

    It outlines a practical, step-wise process for the design and implementation of HIV programs. In an easy-to-read style, it begins by outlining how health workers can increase their own team's understanding about HIV and overcome their misconceptions. It describes the various strategies and methods for engaging the community on HIV and conducting a situational analysis.

    The final two sections outline a comprehensive approach to the management of HIV, with an emphasis on linking prevention to care and support. The manual also presents a number of tools, technical guidelines, references and resources that make it useful not only for humanitarian workers, but for any health professional working on HIV programs in resource-poor settings.

    In addition to downloading the book via the link above, you may also order the printed book from the publisher, kpbooks.
  • Raising Awareness for Reproductive Health in Complex Emergencies: A Training Manual
    Source: Produced by CARE on behalf of the RHRC, 2002
    The overall purpose of this Training Manual is to raise awareness of and build support for RH programming in refugee situations.
    This is a very large file and may take some time to download. A CD-ROM of this Manual can be ordered from: CARE, 1625 K Street, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006, USA rhrc@care.org
  • Refugees and AIDS: What should the humanitarian community do?
    Source: Women's Refugee Commission, January 2002
    This resource was produced by the Women's Refugee Commission to provide user-friendly guidance and mobilize humanitarian actors working in refugee settings to address HIV/AIDS. The document aims to stimulate policy makers, managers and implementers to strengthen their response to HIV/AIDS.
  • Reproductive Health Assessment Toolkit for Conflict-Affected Women
    Source: Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, January 2007
    The Reproductive Health Assessment (RHA) Toolkit for Conflict-Affected Women was developed to meet the increased need for accurate reproductive health data among conflict-affected populations. The RHA Toolkit informs program planning, monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy efforts. It enables field-based staff with limited survey expertise to collect information about safe motherhood, family planning, sexual history, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, and female genital cutting. It also has sampling instructions, a training manual, questionnaire, data entry program, analysis guide with preprogrammed analyses, and data use suggestions.
  • Reproductive Health Literacy Course , 1999
    The Reproductive Health Literacy Course (RHL) began as a pilot project in July 1999 in the Gueckedou Prefecture in Guinea. The purpose of the project is to bring improved literacy skills and increased reproductive health knowledge to refugee women from Sierra Leone and Liberia.
    The training materials produced for this project are the results of a joint effort between American Refugee Committee (ARC), JSI Research and Training Institute, and World Education.
  • RHRC Monitoring and Evaluation Tool Kit
    Source: RHRC Consortium, October 2004
    The RHRC Monitoring and Evaluation Tool Kit presents a decision-oriented model for program monitoring and evaluation. The M&E Tool Kit includes: guidelines for program planning using the Causal Pathway, qualitative and quantitative method protocols, combination methods (facility assessment, situation analysis, rapid assessment, etc.), and information sharing.
  • Selected Bibliography on Reproductive Health Issues Concerning Populations Affected by Armed Conflict , September 2002
    This bibliography focuses on material dated after June 2000 and includes abstracts for selected entries.
  • Sexual and Gender-Based Violence - Guinea
    Source: UNHCR, January 2001
    This guide provides an overview of the Sexual and Gender- Based Violence (SGBV) programme for refugee areas in the Republic of Guinea. Its purpose is to assist other on-going SGV programmes or those in the initial planning stages through summarising what was accomplished, how it was done and the lessons learned during the implementation of activities.
  • Sexual and Gender-Based Violence - Liberia
    Source: UNHCR, January 2001
    The purpose of this document is to offer a framework that can be used in responding to and preventing SGBV. This framework will strengthen the capacity of humanitarian actors to respond and prevent SGBV against refugees by putting in place systems, structures and services that can respond compassionately to survivors.
  • Sexual Violence in Refugee Crises: a synopsis of the UNHCR Guidelines for Prevention and Response
    Source: Women's Refugee Commission, 2003
    This document summarizes the the UNHCR Guidelines for Prevention and Response.
  • SPRINT Facilitator's Manual , March 2009
    The Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme in Crisis and Post-Crisis Situations in East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific (SPRINT) Initiative has developed a facilitator's manual on priority sexual and reproductive health (SHR) services in humanitarian emergencies, including prevention and response to sexual violence. It can be used by persons from agencies, organizations or governments who provide training on SRH in crises and emergencies and who are familiar with the concepts. The manual provides step-by-step direction through each day of the training, including materials required.
    Also available in Bahasa (download as zip files in two parts, I and II).
  • Strengthening Safe Motherhood Services - Tanzania,
    Source: UNHCR, November 1998
    This guide documents how safe motherhood service reviews were implemented in the field. It describes the review approach and gives practical tools for managers and providers of safe motherhood services.
  • Towards a Comprehensive Approach of Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Needs Of Women Displaced by War and Armed Conflict
    Source: by Marleen Bosmans and Dr. Marleen Temmerman of the International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, July 2003
    A Practical Guide for Programme Officers. The development of this guide is part of an interdisciplinary policy research for the Belgian Development Co-operation into the sexual and reproductive rights and needs of women displaced by war and armed conflict. The basic assumption of the guide is that sexual and reproductive rights are human rights, and more specifically women's human rights, which are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. Taking this rights approach as a starting point the promotion and protection of these rights should be considered in all humanitarian relief operations and should be a priority of all SRH programmes.