Despite the numerous initiatives launched in recent years to address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) during armed conflict, such as the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, SGBV remains widespread in times of war. This workshop is designed to strengthen the capacity of experienced humanitarian practitioners to address and respond to SGBV in the context of their protection and assistance work. It first provides as a background an analysis of the forms of SGBV and the relevant international legal frameworks prohibiting such conduct, with a primary focus on international humanitarian law (IHL) and international criminal law (ICL).
On that basis, the following sessions explore the various types of responses in dealing with SGBV cases in practice, taking into account the various roles played by humanitarian actors and other professionals in this regard. Topics to be covered include the documentation of SGBV cases, the response to sexual violence encountered in the context of other humanitarian work, the design of a rights-based protection SGBV strategy, and specific issues such as accountability for acts of SGBV by UN Peacekeepers, relevant use of the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) on Grave Violations against Children in Situations of Armed Conflict, and how to address SGBV committed by armed non-state actors.
The course is designed for mid- and senior-level staff of UN and other intergovernmental agencies, components of the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, NGOs, and government agencies with direct or indirect experience of humanitarian action in situations of armed conflict. Others with relevant experience, including diplomats, military personnel, and journalists, are also encouraged to apply.
Please use this application form to apply for the course.
The course is open to PHAP members and to non-members. PHAP members enjoy course fee discounts, as well as other benefits. If you are not yet a member of PHAP, you can apply for membership and the selected training simultaneously through the course application form.
PHAP members who have already attended five or more days of training courses offered by PHAP, HPCR, or HPCR International, may be eligible for our Returning Participant Discount Program.
Group discounts are available for agencies and employers wishing to send several staff to PHAP trainings. Please visit our fees and terms and conditions page or contact us directly.
Fees cover all training material, access to preparatory online course on the Essentials of International Humanitarian Law, and lunches and coffee breaks for the days of the training. Fees do not cover travel or accommodation costs.
For information about group rates and available discounts, please visit our course fees and discounts page.
PHAP offers a limited number of seats at a reduced fee, in accordance with the association's Tuition Assistance Policy. Please read it carefully to check whether you are eligible and learn how to submit you request.
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Note: Special rates for accommodation available at the Mayfair Southern Sun. Please book through PHAP.