Register: Short courses on sexual violence in conflicts & emergencies

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March 18 – 22, 2019, GENEVA

September 9 -13. 2019, GENEVA

November 25- 29, 2019, ENTEBBE, UGANDA

We are pleased to announce the 2019 dates for the CERAH (Geneva Center for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action) much-in-demand one-week short course on sexual violence in conflicts and emergencies. Combining cutting-edge research and practical experience from experts in the field, the course is tailored to emergency program managers, and one of the few courses to address male and female survivors of sexual violence. Participants in the Uganda session meet with activists from the Refugee Law Project to hear about their experiences first-hand.


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


2 ECTS recognized by the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID).


Registration fees: CHF 1’500. ┬áThese do not include housing, meals, and incidentals.


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.

For more information and to register, please visit the CERAH website.

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