Short course Sexual Violence in Conflict Setttings and Emergencies 2019

This thematic short course is a full-time executive training which focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of sexual violence.



9 September 2019 - 13 September 2019
2 ECTS credits
40 Teaching hours
1st session in Geneva 9-13 September 2019 2nd session in Uganda 25-29 November 2019






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Registration deadline

26 August 2019


Total fees: CHF 1’500.-

Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 200.-

There are no available scholarship for this programme.


  • Explain the phenomenon of sexual violence in conflict/emergencies
  • Identify and assess the extent and causes of sexual violence in a specific context
  • Clarify ethical and “Do no harm” options to improve the operational response in terms of prevention, assistance and protection activities for victims


Professional in humanitarian social and development organisations who wants to improve their competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on his experiences
Professional from other sectors who wishes to deepen his understanding of the contemporary humanitarian action and understand how to transfer his acquired competencies in that sector

Learning outcomes

The TSC is a full time executive training, which focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of sexual violence.


  • Sexual Violence, Gender-based Violence
  • Armed Conflict, Emergencies
  • Humanitarian Action
  • Evidence-based Best Practices
  • Survivor-centred Response


Prof. Doris SCHOPPER, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva


Dr. Sara L.M. Davis, CERAH


International Committee of the Red Cross • Médecins sans Frontières • Handicap International • OHCHR • UNFPA • UNHCR
Sexual violence is widespread in conflicts and emergencies, and can do lasting harm to men, women, children, LGBT people, persons with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups. Developed with expert input from ICRC, MSF, UNHCR, UNFPA, Physicians for Human Rights and Handicap International, CERAH's intensive one-week course gives emergency program managers the critical analysis and practical tools they need to design, implement and evaluate multidisciplinary programs to prevent and respond to sexual violence. Once a year, the course is offered in Uganda, where course participants meet and hear from community groups about their needs.


Topics covered include:

  • The survivor-centered approach
  • Situation analysis: ethics and methods of data-gathering
  • Sexual violence against men and boys
  • Medical care
  • Policy and practice: pregnancy as a result of rape
  • Mental health care and psychosocial support
  • Access to justice
  • Community engagement
  • Prevention: How do we know what works?
  • Monitoring and evaluation

Admission criteria

  • Capacity of critical, reflective and strategic thinking and analysis.
  • Be fluent or have a very good level in English. A proof such a TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS Certificate or other certificate is required.

Number of participants

Le nombre de participants est adapté à la pédagogie choisie.

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