CSG - Cultural Sensitivity and Gender

A few hours

Course details

This course elaborates on cultural sensitivity and gender aspects in civil protection. It can be important in different settings - international training courses, exercises, but most importantly in real disaster management missions and operations. The course underlines the necessity to differentiate needs and vulnerabilities of the affected population in a disaster situation.

Target audience

Civil protection experts

Learning objectives

After the completion of this course participants will be able to:

- define culture and cultural sensitivity, bias and understand where it comes from;
- know the general definition of "gender" as well as an introduction to the difference between gender and sex, and differentiated needs and vulnerabilities;
- protection in humanitarian emergencies;
- give practical examples of how CP teams or EUCP Team members can be aware of potential issues and positively contribute to a mission while being aware of and reacting to gender, cultural or protection related scenarios.

Offered by

This content is offered by the European Commission. The European Commission is the European Union's politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

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  1. Welcome to the course on cultural sensitivity and gender
  2. Lesson 1: What is cultural sensitivity?
  3. Lesson 2: The importance of gender sensitive approaches in civil protection
  4. Lesson 3: Protection in humanitarian situations
  5. Lesson 4: Practical examples