The overall objective of the course is to provide mid-level and senior managers the knowledge and skills required to conceive a multidisciplinary approach to respond to the complex needs of survivors of sexual violence in conflicts and emergencies. The course is delivered in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins sans Frontières, Refugee Law Project, UNHCR, and independent human rights experts.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the phenomenon of sexual violence in conflict and emergencies;
  • Identify and assess the extent and causes of sexual violence in a specific context;
  • Conceive a programme centred on victims/survivors of sexual violence.



  • Core concepts
  • 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
  • Mid-level and senior managers currently working directly with victims/survivors of sexual violence, or providing technical advice to or supervision of such programmes.
  • Other participants 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 programs.

For more details on the enrollment process visit this page.


Prerequisites for attending this course are a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent), and at least three years of relevant professional experience.

Documents required:

  • CV (Résumé)
  • Scanned copy of passport

More information about the admission process is available on our application page.

  • Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and EmergenciesDates 15 - 19 March, 2021
  • Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and EmergenciesDuration One week
  • Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and EmergenciesLocation Geneva
  • Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and EmergenciesLanguage English
  • Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and EmergenciesCREDITS 1 ECTS
  • Fee CHF 1,500
  • Application Deadline 2 weeks before the start of the course. For candidates who need a VISA: 6 weeks before the start of the course.