Nairobi 2019 Thematic Workshop on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Armed Conflict

NOTE: The deadline for booking lower-cost accommodation (EUR 135 inclusive per night) is 15 March 2019
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Course description

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.

Target audience

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.

How 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.

Course fees

  Regular fees
(for PHAP members)
Core Professional Training and two Thematic Workshops (7 days) € 1890 € 2080
Core Professional Training and Thematic Workshop (5 days) € 1500 € 1650
Core Professional Training only (3 days) € 990 € 1090
Two Thematic Workshop only (4 days) (previous attendance at Core Professional Training required) € 1260 € 1385
One Thematic Workshop only (2 days) (previous attendance at Core Professional Training required) € 690 € 760

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.

Before applying, please read about the terms and conditions of your application.

Location: Mayfair Southern Sun, Nairobi, Kenya Date and time:7-8 April 2019 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day) Course fee: Click here
This course follows directly on the Nairobi 2019 Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy on 1-3 April 2019 and the Nairobi 2019 Thematic Workshop on Human Rights in Armed Conflict on 4-5 April 2019. We encourage participants to register for all three, as the Workshop is designed to build on the Core Training and is complementary to the first Workshop.


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Mayfair Southern Sun
Nairobi, Kenya

Note: Special rates for accommodation available at the Mayfair Southern Sun. Please book through PHAP.

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