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Navigating Challenges for Women in the Workplace

Microlearning guide

Empowering women and advocating for gender equality accelerates a future where every member of society can flourish

In support of International Women’s Day 2024, we have created a new microlearning guide on creating inclusive and positive work environments for women.

“Gender equality is the greatest human rights challenge, benefiting everyone.” – United Nations

This guide offers practical tips and guidance for creating and promoting inclusive workplace practices where all women – regardless of age or life stage – can thrive.

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What can you expect from an organisation as a person affected by crisis?

This microlearning guide offers a plain English version of the nine Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) commitments

When an organisation works with a community to help them respond to a crisis, there are nine general commitments so you know what you can expect.

Emergencies can bring problems for organisations too. So although they will always try to follow the commitments, sometimes they might not be able to. But they should want to learn and improve, so you can help by providing them feedback.

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How to have a mentoring conversation

A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on their own experience, by advising, counselling, or coaching.

Are you a mentor looking for guidance on how to hold an effective mentoring conversation?

Whether you’re already a mentor or starting out your mentoring journey, our microlearning guide offers expert tips on how to have a mentoring conversation.

About HLA microlearning guides

Our microlearning guides are available in a simple PDF format making them suitable for quick on-to-go learning and as a handy training resource.

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Introduction to WASH in emergencies

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services are essential for ensuring conditions that allow people to live with dignity, comfort and safety.

WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) is a key component of public health.

In emergencies, existing WASH services are often stretched beyond their capacity.

The role of WASH in a humanitarian response is to reduce public health risks preventing the spread of infectious disease.

Read our microlearning guide to learn more. The guide is available to download in a handy PDF format in English and in French.

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Key advantages of breastfeeding

Sharing information on the key advantages of breastfeeding can help mothers make informed infant feeding choices. This new microlearning guide is available in English and in French.

WHO and UNICEF recommend commencing breastfeeding within an hour of birth and exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life.

Alongside safe and adequate complementary feeding, continued breastfeeding is recommended from 6 months until 2 years of age.

Sharing information on the key advantages of breastfeeding can help mothers make informed infant feeding choices – view our microlearning guide to learn more.

This microlearning guide is available in a handy PDF format in English and in French.

You may also be interested in our Infant Feeding microlearning animation – view our YouTube playlist featuring the video in seven languages: English, Arabic, French, Turkish, Polish and Ukrainian.

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A quick guide to microlearning for humanitarians

Microlearning offers specific benefits for humanitarians, who often work in complex and challenging environments that can require continuous learning and adaptation.

Microlearning is an approach to learning that involves delivering content in small, bite-sized chunks, typically lasting no longer than a few minutes.

Microlearning can be a valuable tool for humanitarian organisations to enhance the skills, knowledge, and preparedness of their workers, ultimately improving their effectiveness in responding to crises and delivering aid.

Read our quick guide to find out more about the benefits of microlearning.

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A quick guide to menopause

In support of World Menopause Day – marked annually on 18 October – we’ve created a microlearning guide to help raise awareness and understanding of menopause.

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a person’s reproductive years, characterised by a gradual decline in the production of hormones leading to the cessation of menstrual periods.

Although menopause is a normal and natural process, it is a topic that is often surrounded by misconceptions.

In support of World Menopause Day, which is marked annually on 18 October, we’ve created a microlearning guide to help raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing.

Our microlearning guides are available in a simple PDF format making them suitable for quick on-to-go learning and as a handy training resource. Download the guide to learn more about menopause.

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Conflict sensitivity microlearning series

This three-part microlearning guide series has been produced to accompany the Introduction to Conflict Sensitivity online course available on Kaya

This Conflict Sensitivity three-part microlearning guide series has been produced to accompany to the online Introduction to Conflict Sensitivity course. This free online course is available to access on our digital platform Kaya in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Ukrainian, Polish and Turkish.

Part 1: A quick guide to conflict sensitivity

All aid interventions have an impact on the context and conversely, the context dynamics can positively or negatively affect aid interventions.

We are conflict sensitive when we understand and adapt our interventions to the relevant context, and in that way avoid or minimise negative impacts and maximise positive and sustainable impacts.

View our conflict sensitivity microlearning guide which is available to download as a PDF.

Part 2: Positive effects of conflict sensitivity

Applying conflict sensitivity principles in humanitarian and development programmes helps reducing the risk of exacerbating existing conflicts or creating new conflicts in all types of contexts, while strengthening the drivers of social cohesion and peace.

Find out more in the second guide in the conflict sensitivity microlearning series.

Part 3: Negative effects of conflict sensitivity

When our interventions or partnerships contribute to conferring power to illegitimate actors, authorities, or structures, especially in a context of pre-existing tensions, it can result in undermined social cohesion and reduced acceptance of our presence.

Find out more in the third and final guide in the conflict sensitivity microlearning series.

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Introduction to education in emergencies

What is education in emergencies?

Every child has the right to access good quality education. Yet, this right is denied to hundreds of millions of children aged 3-18 around the world.

For many, it’s due to humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises. Therefore, the only way to achieve this goal, uphold these rights and adhere to humanitarian principles is through the provision of education in emergencies.

Read our microlearning guide to learn more about education in emergencies (EiE).

The guide is available in English and in French in a handy PDF format.

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A quick guide to gender equality in humanitarian settings

Why does gender equality matter for humanitarians?

It matters at all stages of the programme cycle!

Gender equality refers to an absence of discrimination and the equal enjoyment of rights, opportunities, resources and rewards regardless of gender.

Find out more in this microlearning guide.

This guide is available to download in a handy PDF format in English and French.

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A quick guide to safety and security in humanitarian responses

Learn more about the concepts of safety, security and risk; the threats that humanitarians may face, together with different security strategies to mitigate these.

This microlearning guide is available to download in a handy PDF format in English, French, Arabic and Turkish.

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An introduction to the Sphere Handbook


People affected by disaster or conflict have the right to receive protection and assistance to ensure the basic conditions for life with dignity are met.

The Sphere Handbook describes what needs to be in place so that crisis-affected people can enjoy this right. These are often called standards.

Learn more in our latest microlearning guide.

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Men’s health: what are we talking about?

Learn more about the different areas of men’s health and how they can access support

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A quick guide to organising logistics for the needs assessment (AR, EN, ES & FR)

Important factors you should consider when organising needs assessment.

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A quick guide to accountability to affected populations (EN)

Find out more about why and how we must be accountable to the communities that we work with.

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The Three Pillars of Accountability to Children and Communities (AR, EN & FR)

How accountability is central to improving the quality of humanitarian action.

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