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
1 week 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
1 week 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 week ago
Women's rights are human rights. Today, at the conclusion of the #16days campaign, #HumanRightsDay and every day, we stand up for women as we work towards a world free of gender-based violence.
#LeaveNoOneBehind #endGBV #StandUp4HumanRights
ICGBV_Ireland photo
1 week ago
Wrote a piece for @creatingrights on the multi-dimensional art exhibition on experiences of GBV as part of #16DaysOfActivism, check it out and watch the videos! @trocaire @ICGBV_Ireland @Concern
1 week ago
#HumanRightsDay marks the end of #16DaysOfActivism against Gender Based Violence. But the activism does not end here. We work every day with communities around the world and with @ICGBV_Ireland to help prevent violence against women.
2 weeks ago
Excited to get started with our #16DaysOfActivisim event on how to ethically communicate on GBV with @trocaire @Womens_Aid
3 days ago
Final call for applications for the @EUErasmusPlus scholarships to study the NOHA Joint Master's Programme in International #Humanitarian Action!
Deadline: 15 December, 23.59 GMT

Apply today, #beNOHA!
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6 days ago
Dr Pat Gibbons attending 2018 Humanitarian Policy Forum, #UNOCHA, New York: "confirmation that resilience/urbanization/GBViE are among key global humanitarian issues. Humanitarian & development need to work ‘better’ together"

@NOHANetwork @ucdagfood @ucddublin
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6 days ago
Wow! 😍 Students and colleagues in the UCD Vet Sciences Centre are really getting into the Christmas spirit, by donating generously to the Dublin Simon care package appeal! Thank you to all who have donated so far - the collection runs until Friday 14th Dec. UCDCentreforHA photo