Thematic Short Course: Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies

from CERAH - the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action
Registration deadline: 27 Aug 2018 Training date: 10 Sep 2018 to 14 Sep 2018 More Information

Our Programme

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

Academic credits: 2 ECTS, recognized by the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Participants: Mid-level and senior-level managers with experience or plans to work in conflict and emergency settings. Prerequisites for the course are a university bachelor's degree (or equivalent), and at least 3 years of professional experience.

Our Institution

CERAH is a joint Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) - a unique and innovative academic platform for humanitarian action.

CERAH has been contributing for the past 20 years to the development of the reflection in humanitarian action, both through education and research.

CERAH offers post-graduate dual degrees IHEID - UNIGE (Master, Diploma and Certificate of Advanced Studies) for humanitarian professionals as well as short thematic courses (TSC).

CERAH's programmes address to mid-level humanitarian professionals. They focus on providing them with in-depth understanding of both conceptual and operational questions of humanitarian action.
They gather a rich community of students, mainly coming from countries affected by humanitarian crises.

In addition to its training courses, CERAH is also contributing - through research projects - to the critical analysis and thinking of the humanitarian concepts, policies and practices in order to improve the humanitarian responses.

Fee information:
Registration fee is 1,500 CHF, payable upon registration. For the Uganda session, all-inclusive accommodation and meals for five nights are 400 CHF (single room) or 300 CHF (shared room).
How to register:

For more information or to apply: Please enroll online here, or contact