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Workplace Responses to Gender Based Violence

Address violence in the workplace - Improve lives, improve your business


One in three women worldwide experiences physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. In the Pacific, rates of violence are even higher. Men, boys and girls can also be affected. 

Violence impacts individuals, their families and communities and creates a cost to business through decreased employee safety and well-being, lost productivity, increased absenteeism and turnover, and reputational damage. 

Workplace responses to GBV support individuals that are affected by violence, create more respectful and safer workplaces and improve business bottom lines.

This 12-day competency-based training program will equip participants to deliver workplace training aimed at addressing GBV and creating gender-equal and safer workplaces. The course will be piloted in Suva, Fiji in 3-4 day blocks on the following dates:

  • Block 1:  12.04.2021 to 15.04.2021
  • Block 2:  19.04.2021 to 22.04.2021
  • Block 3: 26.04.2021 to 29.04.2021

The course is targeted at professionals in the fields of HR, OH&S, D&I, workplace training and GBV and work, from Fiji. 

The course is based on IFC’s work with the private sector in East Asia Pacific including with over 50 businesses in Fiji, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands and provides culturally sensitive, gender-equitable and business-focused solutions to address GBV as a workplace issue. 

It is envisaged that after the pilot, the course will be localised for other countries and offered remotely. 

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Benefits of course include follow up support

This course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to deliver training on workplace responses to GBV and improve confidence and capacity to make reasoned judgements when training, including adapting teaching materials and learning techniques to meet workplace needs.

Participants will be able to make a significant contribution to addressing GBV and promoting gender equality and social inclusion through workplaces within Fiji.

Participants will receive follow up support after the training through a closed Facebook group where participants will be encouraged to share experiences, ask questions and access online materials. IFC will have skilled representatives as members of this Facebook group to offer support and answer questions.

Participants will also be able to access one-on-one debriefing, if required, following the delivery of the training.

Follow up support will be available for a period of 12 months after completion of the course.


Prerequisites for the course

Homework assignments are a compulsory component of participation in this course. All assignments should take each participant approximately eight (8) hours to complete.

Homework assignments include finding out about:

  • GBV in your country
  • GBV services in your country 
  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector in your country

APTC will contact you to arrange a time to complete the:

  • English Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment, and
  • Vocational Knowledge Assessment (VKA) industry knowledge and skills check

To check you have the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully complete your course.


How to apply for the course

You can either apply for the course online here or if you live in Suva Fiji, you can apply in-person through the APTC office, Ganilau House (opposite the Post Office), Level 5. 

Please check the online application page for details of how to apply.

Please indicate on the forms that you are applying for the Train the Trainer on Workplace Responses to Gender Based Violence 

How to apply for a Bursary 

Bursary may be awarded to participants to attend the course based on aptitude and financial need. Bursary may cover fees only (for Suva based participants) and fees, travel and accommodation (for participants based outside Suva).

Please submit responses to the following questions to apply for a bursary and submit along with your application form.

  • Why do you want to attend the course?
  • How do you plan to use the skills that you gain from the course? 
  • What benefits do you foresee for yourself, your workplace and community? 
  • What financial barriers do you face that require you to apply for this scholarship?
  • Bursary applications should be no longer than 1 page.


Course fees and payment details 

The course fee is FJD $3,500.

You will be invoiced once your enrolment is confirmed. The invoice will include payment details.

Please note the course fee needs to be paid in full prior to commencement of the course.



Ganilau House, Cnr Scott & Edward Streets, Suva.

We will advise which training Room to attend on your first day, closer to the course commencement. 


Travel and accommodation 

We can assist you with information about flights.

We will let you know of group rates for hotels closer to the training date after we confirm attendance numbers.


Morning, Lunch & Afternoon Tea will be provided each day of the training


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