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Working with and training survivors: A Shared Journey training manual

The training manual to equip Survivor Champions to facilitate groups of survivors of sexual and gender based violence

2020 Available in English, Spanish and French

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From: Working with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)

Our Journey to Healing approach creates safe peer-to-peer spaces for healing from sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and supports the global survivor movement

A shared journey is a training manual containing a range of activities and tools to equip Survivor Champions who work with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

The resource builds champions’ understanding of the guiding principles of healing work, and equips them with the basic skills and knowledge they will need to facilitate groups with survivors.

Journey to Healing is Tearfund’s survivor-centred approach to support survivors and end sexual and gender based violence. It is a peer-to-peer support group model and creates a supportive environment for healing which acknowledges and respects survivors’ agency, autonomy and decision-making potential.

The approach creates safe spaces for survivors to speak out and overcome trauma: a journey from fear to courage, from self-doubt to confidence about their future. Primarily supporting female survivors, it can be adapted for use with male survivors, who may face additional stigma.

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