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This course is an introductory learning package introducing the new WHO policy on preventing and addressing sexual misconduct. Additionally, it will introduce WHO's three-year strategy that defines our vision, expected results, and the ten priority actions over the next three years.

Please note this is an interim course. A comprehensive training will be published later this year.

The course is available in English. French presentations and subtitles are available.

Self-paced
Language: English
Basic (Basique), Not disease specific

Course information

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Course Overview WHO has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct (SEAH), for inaction against sexual misconduct, and for any form of retaliation against those who report or participate in an investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct. WHO's new policy on preventing and addressing sexual misconduct (PASM) is intended to ensure that all staff and collaborators are held to a common standard of conduct, and that measures are taken to both prevent and address all forms of sexual misconduct.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of WHO's policy on preventing and addressing sexual misconduct and to whom it applies;
  • List the Policy’s six minimum operating standards;
  • Describe all available options for victims/survivors to share allegations of sexual misconduct with the WHO;
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the WHO workforce, bystanders, collaborators and supervisors in preventing of and responding to sexual misconduct; and
  • List the four expected results of WHO's Three-Year Strategy for the Prevention of and Response to Sexual Misconduct 2023-2025.

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Certificates: A Certificate of Achievement is available to participants who score at least 80% in the final assessment. Participants who receive a Certificate of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.

Languages: The course is available in English. French presentations and subtitles are available.

Who this course is for

  • The primary audience for this course is WHO Staff and collaborators (including implementing partners).

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.