Short course Addressing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Emergency Settings
Period28 November 2022 - 2 December 2022
FormatOn-site – switch over to online-learning if required
Registration deadline4 September 2022
CHF 1'700 + 650 accommodation costs (total 2,350 CHF).
Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 400.-
There is no available scholarship for this programme.
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.
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
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
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
- a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
- at least three years of relevant professional experience;
- excellent command of English;
- motivation working in the humanitarian sector.
- CV (Résumé)
- Scanned copy of passport
- A passport photo (.jpg format).
More information about the admission process is available on our application page.
Number of participants
“I was fortunate enough to be part of this course as we are setting up gender and sexual violence response and prevention activities in Borno state, Nigeria. This has meant that I could already use some of the learnings in the activity design. As a result of the course, we will, for instance, implement more comprehensive support to survivors than previously planned to respond in a more tailor-made way to the needs of each survivor. This course has motivated me to continue seeking ways to improve and extend our programming to support survivors of sexual violence and prevent it from occurring where possible. Within my organisation, sexual violence programming is still marginal compared to other sectors. Still, I intend to advocate internally for increased resource allocation to this often underfunded area and strengthen our organisational capacity.”
Alexander Gnädinger, Programme Manager
The content and the course organisation, as well as the facilitation, were very impressive. Presenters addressed their topics in a very pedagogical way tailored to adult training and learning needs. Sexual violence in conflict settings and emergencies and in times of peace should be seriously considered as it has several negative impacts on the lives of individuals, whether males or females, and on communities. It destroys the social fabric and cohesion of communities. As humanitarian workers, we need to be aware of that and anticipate that sexual violence might happen anywhere and anytime. I was very satisfied with the training. This is an essential course that should be offered to all humanitarian actors, not only those working specifically on Sexual violence.
Marietou Dia, Sexual Violence Regional Advisor for Africa, ICRC
Having facilitators who are experts in the field, not only in knowledge but also in practice, was key to my learning.
The course was an eye-opener. I interacted with so many practitioners, which was important because we [researchers] make policy recommendations and must interact meaningfully with those actors who interact routinely with survivors. We often do not have these engagements. I would definitely recommend this course to researchers on sexual violence in humanitarian settings.