The International 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 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 ISGBViE programme will take place this spring, 25th March-26th April 2019. The first part of the course will be online and the second part of the course, 8th-18th April, will take place in University College Dublin.



The International 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 School on Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies


The International 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
6 days ago
Applications are open for the 2019 International School on addressing #GBV in Emergencies! Limited spaces left! From 25 March-26 April 2019. For more information visit @UCDCentreforHA @ICGBV_Ireland @RV_VAC @IRCEurope @GBVAOR @UniOfNbi @NOHANetwork ISGBViE photo
2 months ago
Gender equality is a matter of power. Our male-dominated societies must change the imbalances that make women & girls vulnerable to violence. #16Days #HumanRightsDay ISGBViE photo
2 months ago
Just missing Dr Olingah from Nairobi University, the board of the Summer School on GBV gets together in UCD following successful delivery of pilot training school & takes time to recognize contribution of Hannah Collins @ISGBViE @ICGBV_Ireland @Irish_Aid @ucddublin ISGBViE photo
1 day ago
Last week we had avery successful second session on the IASC Guidelines on GBV in Emergencies! What an inspiring group! @Concern @ChristianAidIrl @Actionaid_Ire @selfhelpafrica @Irish_Aid @irishredcross @OxfamIreland @GOAL_Global @trocaire @GBVAOR ICGBV_Ireland photo
1 day ago
Excellent and important summary of the complexities of gendered violence and its (mis)use for political ends. Required reading for those of us working on and talking about #UNSCR1325 and the #WomenPeaceAndSecurity agenda
1 day ago
Its great that economic violence is included in the draft domestic abuse bill. Too often its forgotten @guardian @ICGBV_Ireland @womensaid
1 week ago
The #Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Programme in International #Humanitarian Action (NOHA+) is an inter-university multidisciplinary postgraduate programme that provides high quality academic education on humanitarian action.
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1 week ago
✈️ New Blog Post ✈️ Read about @FordhamGSAS's students, currently in the MS in Humanitarian Studies program at @FordhamNYC who have departed on study abroad trips through the @NOHANetwork exchange program.
1 week ago
The #UCD #SustainableDevelopmentGoals seminar series kicks off tomorrow - we'll be discussing #SDG1 #EndPoverty with @triciakeilthy ( @SVP_Ireland) @WinstonNessa @RonanMcDermott7 @ppwone

Join us from 1pm in Theatre P, UCD Newman Building - all welcome!
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2 weeks ago
Read the new article by @JournalofIHA “Lessons from the Interagency Emergency Health Kit for access to essential medicines in Canada” which highlights the importance of ensuring access to essential medicines in Canada and all settings.
Open access:
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