Workshop Descriptions and Bookings

Edge Effect offers SOGIESC-inclusive training designed for the international humanitarian and development sector. We offer a growing set of workshops including our 101 introductory workshop, with advanced workshops for specific humanitarian and development thematic areas coming in 2018. We offer some public workshops for booking on an individual basis – see booking calendar – and we conduct dedicated workshops for organisations. For organisations we can tailor workshops for specific areas of activity (e.g. specialisations in humanitarian response) or for specific projects and country contexts, and options exist for combinations of workshop, mentoring and ongoing support. Workshops can be delivered inside and outside Australia. If you have any questions, please contact training@edgeeffect.org. We hope to talk soon!

SOGIESC Issues for Humanitarian and Development Actors  (T101)

SOGIESC Issues for Humanitarian and Development Actors (T101)

This one-day workshop is designed for humanitarian and development actors to build a working knowledge of SOGIESC (sexual orientation and gender identity/expression and sex characteristics) issues and inclusion of LGBTIQ+ people (gender and sexual minorities) across program areas.

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SOGIESC-inclusive Humanitarian Response (T202)

SOGIESC-inclusive Humanitarian Response (T202)

Criminalisation, discrimination and marginalisation faced by gender and sexual minorities create vulnerabilities going into and that are exacerbated by humanitarian crises, leading to specific needs during response. Amongst the challenges there are also strengths, such as community use of informal networks This workshop starts with protection then explores WASH, Shelter and other technical aspects of response, covering principles, policy and practice guidance.

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SOGIESC-inclusive gender programming (T203)

SOGIESC-inclusive gender programming (T203)

This workshop starts with inclusion of women-identifiying sexual and gender minorities within existing approaches to gender programming. For example, EVAWG programs that address violence experienced by queer women. The workshop also considers the patriarchal basis of gendered discrimination against all gender and sexual minorities (inlcuding people who identify as women and men). Finally it explores non-binary approaches to gender that may offer alternative resources for transformative change.

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LGBTIQ+ Workplace Cultural Competency (TWCC)

LGBTIQ+ Workplace Cultural Competency (TWCC)

This half-day workshop is suitable for onboarding and workplace inclusion purposes. Unlike our other workshops, this general introduction does not specifically address humanitarian and development topics, but would be suitable for agency staff in non-program roles.

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