This regional information sharing protocol sets out the guiding principles and describes procedures for sharing anonymous aggregated data on reported cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and children at risk within the region.
Use this action plan to coordinate, plan, implement and maintain activities related to the Regional Information Sharing Protocol.
These SOPs are a sample living document that can be used as a template for the SOPs on the SGBV module in ProGres v4, which can be adapted and/or contextualized to the needs and situation of each operation.
This form should be used to seek permission to from the survivor or guardian to share information about an incident. The form should be read to the survivor or guardian in her first language. It should be clearly explained to the survivor that she or he can choose any or none of the options listed in the form.
The SGBV Classification Tool was developed as part of the GBVIMS project initiated in 2006 by OCHA; UNHCR, and the IRC. This tool was developed strictly for the purposes of standardizing SGBV data collection across SGBV service providers.
This tool provides guidance on the use of Specific Needs Codes, which can be assigned to a person at risk or with specific needs during registration and at any stage of an individual case cycle.
These SOPs establish the actions and roles of members of the RSSN, particularly the case manager, in the cross-border transfer and referral processes of cases of persons with specific protection needs, at-risk persons in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru or Chile.
Training content and materials are based on and adapted from existing UNHCR and IASC guidelines and tools, some of which were used throughout the training. It is highly encouraged to adapt the training to your specific context and needs.
Please follow this link to download the zip files for level 1 training tools, which includes PowerPoints and handouts or view / download the PDF files below.
Individual Data Management, Registration and Identity management, Regional situations and plans
Discuss the differences between SGBV and other types of violence. Recall the causes and consequences of SGBV. Identify strategies to prevent SGBV.
Six Core Types of SGBV
SGBV consequences can be multifaceted and can have major impact on adult or child survivors; families; and the community.
It’s an exercise to put ourselves in the place of the other, understanding the reactions, the emotions, the attitudes, from a very personal vision, but it could help us to see the patient we assist, the one who is in front of us.
Identify SGBV disclosure strategies. Describe SGBV guiding principles for working with survivors. Define SGBV case management and core multi-sectoral services.
Being Respectful, Do, Do not
Essential Actions Reducing Risks, Promoting Resilience and Aiding Recovery throughout the Programme Cycle
The role of a case manager includes
Describe what is meant by SGBV /CP Information Management. Identify global ethical standards and good practices. Explain the challenges. Explain how GBVIMS (also in proGres v4) can be used for data collection and analysis
Handout SGBV Information Management
Learning objectives: Define referrals and transfers of cases; Identifying other coordination and implementation strategies and techniques; Experience how a case conference functions.
Learning Objectives: Describe case management steps; Discuss informed consent and mandatory reporting; Conduct an interview with an SGBV survivor and conduct a needs assessment.
Action points / goals; who; by when
Checklist Step 1: Introduction and Engagement
Question / Risk
Providing survivors with accurate information about intimate partner violence (IPV) and its impact can help reduce their self-blame and shame, and can help them better cope with what happened.
Checklist Step 1: Introduction and Engagement
Session objectives: Define the child’s best interests principle; Explain why are Best Interests Procedures needed; Identify the difference between Best Interests Assessment (BIA) & Best Interests Determination (BID)
BIA / BID Quiz
Learning Objectives: Clarify why it is important to document, how to document and which forms to use for SGBV CM and Child Protection CM in different situations. Identify other protection risks and how to capture them during the assessment step.
Risk Level: Level 1 Emergency, Level 2 Urgent, Level 3 Moderate.
Learning objectives: Discuss some of the personal challenges experienced by staff working with SGBV survivors. Learn a few simple techniques on how to check in with yourself on a regular basis.
Sources of streff; Strategies.
UNHCR Data Protection Policy 2015: Key points for UNHCR, implementing partners and third parties
Review key elements in the UNHCR Data Protection Policy. Reflect on data protection measures in place in your organization using the Data Protection Checklist.
Understand what amount of data can be the most useful at field, national and regional levels. Identify a common set of data points that would be useful for data sharing purposes across the region (regional Information Sharing Protocol).
Explain who has access to the SGBV and Child Protection modules in proGres v4 and when use of the modules is appropriate. Share overview of how the proGres v4 security model works and how user access is granted. Understand how the case management process and work flow fits with information management in proGres v4.
Distinguish between referrals and transfers. Clarify the points in your work flow when a referral or transfer of a case would take place.