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 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 School on Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies taking place in June 2018.**



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
3 weeks ago
To support the transformative change of patriarchal structures and be accountable to women's rights movements, those with power need to reflect critically on their position over female colleagues and community members - esp. those from marginalized backgrounds. #safeguarding2018
4 weeks ago
Our Safe in Ireland report found a third of women have been physically harassed in public. Men and boys must ensure they are not responsible for harassment or fear #SaferCities #GirlsTakeover #DayOfTheGirl ISGBViE photo
4 weeks ago
Sharing: The National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership is accepting applications for the NNPHL.5: Middle East Leadership Training Course -designed for those working with national NGOs and CBOs in humanitarian settings- Application via @concern
1 day ago
Great training today on disability inclusion in GBV programming with @cbm_ireland - hopefully first of many to make sure that our programmes are inclusive of the most vulnerable!
6 days ago
I had the privilege of working with this inspiring lady when she was Patron and I was Chair of the Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence. Great news. @ICGBV_Ireland @ChristianAidIrl
2 weeks ago
The positive experiences and contributions of women migrant workers can only be fully ensured if their safety, labour and human rights are fully protected. @Spotlight_VAWG & @europeaid join forces to ensure a #SafeandFair migration for all women in #ASEAN ICGBV_Ireland photo
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