Short course Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies 2021

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.

Information

Period

4 October 2021 - 8 October 2021
2 ECTS credits
50 Teaching hours
Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including: • Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, debate, group work) • Approximately 30 hours of self-study time (pre-readings, reflexive analysis, case study) A 3-5-page essay for the participants who would like to earn the 2 credits ECTS

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

+41 (0)22 908 44 53
cerahgeneve(at)unige.ch

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

4 August 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:

• 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 • 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.

Description

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

  • Documents required:

    CV (Résumé)
    Scanned copy of passport
    More information about the admission process is available on our application page.

 

Number of participants

Le nombre de participants est adapté à la pédagogie choisie.

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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