Posted by: Ana Monroy | December 13, 2012

16 Days of Activism has closed. Check out the final results of the SGBV e-learning contest!

We are pleased to share with you the final results of the SGBV e-Learning contest, which ended with the close of the 16 Days campaign. We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your time and enthusiasm in completing the course, and also for your persistence in the face of some technical difficulties you encountered!

Many operations have made incredible progress and we closed the competition with an amazing 144 offices participating in the contest, and 660 staff members completing at least the first two modules of the e-learning during the campaign!
We reached a wide cross-section of UNHCR staff — from Representatives to Programme Officers, from Water and Sanitation Experts to Protection Assistants — providing them the crucial knowledge and tools to plan and carry out effective and multi-sectoral SGBV programmes.


UNHCR Staff in Rabat, Morocco, completing the SGBV e-Learning as a team

Contest Winners:
According to Learn & Connect results, the winners in the five categories are:

1. First Representative to complete Modules 1 & 2: Claire Bourgeois, from Baghdad, Iraq

Claire (Copy)

“Addressing SGBV is a key priority for the Iraq operation. Over the past year, with the support of our IPs, we have been expanding our SGBV activities across Iraq, for example, establishing listening centres for IDP women and girls, offering counseling, legal support and vocational training. In the New Year we will be working on our long term SGBV strategy, which I hope will be an inclusive process, involving staff, partners and beneficiaries. Raising awareness amongst staff is essential for the success of our strategy, and the E-learning programme has been an excellent learning experience for all staff in the Iraq Operation” – Claire Bourgeois.

2. Offices with most staff completing Modules 1 and 2:

Baghdad, Iraq


Quetta, Pakistan


Islamabad, Pakistan

Peshawar, Pakistan


El Fasher, Sudan


Damak, Nepal


3. Offices with the highest percentage of staff completing Modules 1 & 2:

Manaus, Brazil


Kirkuk, Iraq


Nurnberg, Germany


Suleimaniyah, Iraq


Karachi, Pakistan


Habillah, Sudan


El Fasher, Sudan


4. Office with most UNVs completing Modules 1 & 2:

Beirut, Lebanon

5. Office with highest percentage of UNVs completing Modules 1 & 2:

Manaus, Brazil (100%)

The winners will also be announced through a display in the UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva and may also receive a nomination for the Gender Award!

Of those who have registered their gender in Learn and Connect, we can see a great balance among staff who took Modules 1 and 2 of the SGBV e-Learning:

56% Male
44% Female

Congratulations to all UNHCR staff for achieving such brilliant results! The contest was just an incentive for completing the new SGBV e-learning. But from now on we encourage staff and partners to finish the modules and keep undertaking the course, as it is crucial that we continue to make SGBV prevention and response a priority in our operations.


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