The International Summer School on Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies project is about developing a state-of-the-art global level programme on GBViE, designed towards increasing capacity to support action to prevent, mitigate, and respond to GBV in disparate humanitarian contexts.

Welcome to ISGBViE


Increasingly international humanitarian agencies have come to recognise the extent of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and its prevalence across humanitarian contexts. GBV is a universal, wide-spread international problem albeit the nature of the violence varies across cultures. There is growing understanding that GBV response and prevention is life saving and is a mainstream humanitarian issue. There is a moral and ethical rationale for the humanitarian community to engage in addressing and responding to GBV, and all humanitarian actors are responsible and obligated to act to prevent and mitigate GBV. However, even where there is willingness to employ GBV in emergencies (GBViE) interventions, capacity at international and national level is frequently found wanting. While there are humanitarian actors involved in various sectors, and young professionals entering the humanitarian field, interested in developing expertise to work in the GBV sector, a clear pathway towards this does not yet exist. This Summer School aims to be an accredited programme to contribute towards building the capacity of interested actors to support work in this area, utilising good practice and global learning.

The summer school programme will take place this summer, 1-29 June 2018. The first part of the course will be online and the second part of the course, from 18-29 June, will take place in University College Dublin.

**Applications are now closed for the International Summer School on Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies taking place in June 2018.**



The International Summer School on Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies course aims to provide participants with a solid grounding in addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Emergencies, including a critical overview of key concepts, theory and relevant legal frameworks, examples of good practices and research, guidelines and tools for building-in GBV prevention, mitigation and response strategies in emergencies.

Course: RDEV40700

International Summer School on Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies


The International Summer School on Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies is a new initiative by the University College Dublin Centre for Humanitarian Action (UCD CHA) and the Irish Consortium on Gender-Based Violence (IC GBV), in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee,  the Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility,  Raising Voicesthe Network on Humanitarian Action, and the Institute for Anthropology, Gender and African Studies at the University of Nairobi . The development of this project has its origins in the World Humanitarian Summit and it has received funding from Irish Aid.

ISGBVIE is designed towards increasing capacity to support action to prevent, mitigate, and respond to GBV in disparate humanitarian contexts. The ISGBViE has received funding from Irish Aid, and is led by a Programme Board, with support from an international Advisory Network, bringing together academics, practitioners and policy experts from a range of disciplines.

ISGBVIE on Social Media
4 weeks ago
. @COFEM_EVAW seeks to appoint a part-time advocacy and communications intern for a period of 6 months, starting September 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. Apply NOW: ISGBViE photo
1 month ago
NEW! @TheSVRI and @WorldBank Group call for proposals for innovative #GBVSolutions in low and middle income countries. Apply now: - deadline 5th September 2018. ISGBViE photo
2 months ago
So happy to be part of this fantastic & informative course. Have been hugely inspired by the passion of those working to address GBV in emergencies, and looking forward to continuing the learning next week @siobhan_foran @JeanneWardGBV @ISGBViE @UCDCentreforHA #ISGBViE
2 months ago
Day 3 of the @ISGBViE with @siobhan_foran teaching on principles and approaches to addressing #GBViE was really interesting. Lots of key takeaways and thought-provoking discussions. ISGBViE photo
22 hours ago
On this #InternationalYouthDay, we must renew our commitment to amplifying the voices of our youth, especially girls and young women. It is crucial that girls and young women have opportunities to speak up and speak out, and to shape their own futures. #EndGBV
22 hours ago
Doing its part to achieve a world without the scourge of gender based violence @ICGBV_Ireland takes the time to develop key messages for the white paper #irishaid #sharedexperience #sharedcommittent @Concern ICGBV_Ireland photo
2 hours ago
#Aid workers are #NotATarget. They work to save lives and alleviate suffering. International Humanitarian Law #IHL must be respected!
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3 hours ago
What would a feminist approach to localisation of humanitarian action look like?
1 day ago
Every Child Is Your Child are asking people to purchase a backpack/and or the supplies (even a gift card) listed on the poster below and drop it off at one of their drop-off points by the 22nd of August for children living in D.P. 📚 UCDCentreforHA photo