Protect people's safety, dignity and rights
An aid worker's job does not end when relief supplies are distributed…far from it. They are responsible for protecting the safety, dignity and rights of those they assist. All humanitarian workers should understand the principles of protection and how to put them into practice.
Who is this course for?
International Humanitarian Protection Training (IHPT) is a must for all humanitarian aid workers, program and policy officers, case workers and others working with people who are affected by disaster or armed conflict in international settings.
What will you learn?
Through case studies, group exercises and a short simulation, this two-day course will develop your understanding and competencies for applying protection principles to your particular role in a humanitarian response.
Pre-requisites and assumed knowledge
It assumed that you have an understanding of international humanitarian concepts principles, standards and terminology. If you are new to aid work it would be preferable that you complete the International Humanitarian Action Training first.
You will benefit most from this course if you are currently working in the field and you are seeking to build your skills to be able to bring a protection lens to your work.
IHPT is co-facilitated by Red Cross and Directors of Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG), practitioners and authors of the "Minimum Inter-Agency Standards for Mainstreaming Protection" (2012).
Course dates and locations
International Humanitarian Protection Training is run several times a year. Each course is two full days and is non-residential. Participants make their own accommodation and transport arrangements. All course rates include training materials, lunch and morning and afternoon tea.
Upcoming course dates
Melbourne: 22 - 23 November, 2016 (Red Cross office, 23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne, VIC)
More course dates will be announced for 2017.
IHPT course fees
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|Government, corporate and other organisations
|Individual members of the public
|Australian Red Cross staff members and volunteers
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