Short course Addressing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Emergency Settings 2022

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 operationalise a multidisciplinary approach to prevention and response of sexual violence in conflict and emergency settings.

Information

Period

14 September 2022 - 9 November 2022
2 ECTS credits
50 Distance teaching hours
The 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 once a week in the afternoon CET

Language

English

Format

Distance learning

Contact

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

Location

Online

Registration

Registration deadline

24 August 2022

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:

• Understand the key concepts and basic issues underpinning all forms of sexual violence in conflict and emergency settings
• Conceive an intervention centred on sexual violence victims/survivors’ rights, needs and wishes
• Design activities contributing to sexual violence prevention and risk mitigation.

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

  • Structure of the course

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

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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