Short course Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies 2021

The overall objective of this executive short course is to provide humanitarian mid-level and senior managers the knowledge, competencies and skills required to conceive and operationalize a multidisciplinary approach to prevention and response of sexual violence in conflict and emergency settings.

Information

Period

29 September 2021 - 24 November 2021
2 ECTS credits
50 Distance teaching hours
This online course is organized into 8 modules that will run for 8 weeks. Each week participants have to connect for a 2-hour interactive webinar with experts, and complete readings, written assignments and engage in discussions in small groups. Online sessions on Zoom will take place every Wednesday 3-5 pm CET – First online session: 6 October 2021

Language

English

Format

Distance learning

Contact

Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
+41 (0)22 3795650
humanitarianstudies(at)unige.ch

Location

Online

Registration

Registration deadline

15 September 2021

Fees:

Total fees: CHF 1’500.-

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

There is no available scholarship for this programme.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Comprehend the scale of sexual violence in humanitarian settings and the barriers faced by survivors to accessing essential services.
• Conceive safe and ethical multi-sectoral interventions centred on victims/survivors’ rights, needs and wishes and competent to respond to the needs of different groups of survivors.
• Deepen understanding of sexual violence, its root causes and contributing factors, and its impacts on individuals and communities.

Audience

Mid-level and senior humanitarian manager currently working directly with victims/survivors of sexual violence, or providing technical advice to or supervision of such programmes
Other participant with relevant experience and expertise may be accepted if space is available
Staff of MSF and ICRC may join for a reduced rate and are asked to apply through their institutional educational programmes

Programme

  • Core concepts and introduction to a Survivor-Centered Approach
  • Ethics and Methods of Data Gathering
  • Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys
  • Medical Care and Pregnancy as a result of rape
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
  • Access to Justice
  • Prevention and Risk Mitigation
  • Coordination

Director(s)

Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Geneva Centre  of Humanitarian Studies, a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Laura PASQUERO, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies

Partnership

International Committee of the Red Cross • Médecins sans Frontières • Refugee Law Project • UNCHR • UNFPA
The overall objective of the course is to provide humanitarian mid-level and senior managers the knowledge, competencies and skills required to conceive and operationalise a multidisciplinary approach to prevention and response of sexual violence in conflict and emergency settings. The course is delivered in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), Refugee Law Project, UNHCR, and independent human rights experts.

Admission criteria

Admission requirements:

  1. a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
  2. at least three years of relevant professional experience;
  3. excellent command of English;
  4. motivation working in the humanitarian sector.

 

Documents required:

  • CV (Résumé)
  • Copy of your highest diploma
  • Work certificate or official document of your current job position
  • Scanned copy of passport.

More information about the admission process is available on our application page.

Number of participants

The number of participants is adapted to the chosen pedagogy.

Schedule

Online sessions on Zoom will take place every Wednesday 3-5pm CET – First online session: 6 October 2021

Collaboration

ICRC, MSF, UNHCR, Refugee Law Project

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

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