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. 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.
Objectives of the course
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.
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
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
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
Access to Justice
Prevention and Risk Mitigation
Fee informationCourse fees are 1,500 CHF. This does not cover living or travel costs.
How to Register
Information on how to enroll can be found at https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/.