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Safeguarding Sensitization Training

October 7 @ 9:00 am - October 8 @ 11:30 am EDT

The Humanitarian Response Network of Canada (HRN) in partnership with Digna, the Canadian Centre of Expertise on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, are delivering a virtual training on Safeguarding Sensitization.

Please note that this training will be held in English and French on separate dates:

  • October 7-8: English
    October 21-22: French

  • The sessions in English will be facilitated by Melanie Murphy, CARE Canada’s Safety and Security Lead. The sessions in French will be facilitated by Maxime Michel, CARE Canada’s Head of Humanitarian Programs.

  • The sessions will run from 9:00 to 11:30 am and 1:00 to 3:00 pm on the first day, and from 9:00 to 11:30 am on the second day.

  • *Please select the date/language you would like to attend when registering.


This course explores key topics involved in safeguarding within the international humanitarian aid and development sector, through the lens of power and privilege, and focused on survivor-centred approaches.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Speak with confidence about safeguarding issues in our sector, using correct terminology;

  • Understand the safeguarding behaviours expected of themselves and their colleagues within the sector to help foster a safe environment for everyone around them;

  • Identify risk factors that create enabling environments for sexual exploitation and abuse to occur, and develop corresponding risk mitigation measures that can be built into systems and projects to enhance protection measures for staff, project participants and community members;

  • Recognize the components of an appropriate and effective reporting system and integrate these into current reporting systems

This course has been designed for anyone working in the humanitarian aid and development sector, regardless of their role or location.