The international training course 'Coordination of Multi-Sectoral Response to Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Settings' is embedded in a global international strategy to promote a multi-sectoral response to gender-based violence (GBV). This two week training course targets humanitarian workers who are actively involved in GBV prevention and response and aims at training GBV experts in the coordination of multi-sectoral response to GBV in humanitarian settings.
The course has been organized on a yearly basis since 2007 by ICRH/Ghent University in partnership with UNFPA. The current GBV training course at Ghent University (just entering its fifth year) has grown substantially. The course seeks to improve knowledge, understanding and communication skills to effectively prevent and respond to GBV and build capacity to coordinate multi-sectoral responses to GBV in humanitarian settings. Modules are designed to challenge participants current understanding of GBV coordination while developing their capacity to apply knowledge gained in a field settings in order to better coordinate systems of GBV interventions.