UN Course on Conflict Related Sexual Violence

Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Applicability

This course is specifically tailored for member states providing troops for UN peacekeeping missions. This is mandatory for all peacekeepers to include both military and civilian personnel.

UN Course on Conflict Related Sexual Violence

Who can Apply

Member states can apply via their Permanent Mission in New York or via their embassy based in New Delhi. Authorized peacekeeping centres of member states or international organizations can also apply on behalf of their governments. The course is strictly for training of peacekeeping personnel only.

Duration

The course is of one week duration.

Overview

The DPKO/DFS Standardised Training Materials on Prevention and Response to Conflict-related Sexual Violence (CRSV) include Conceptual Modules at strategic, operational and tactical levels as well as six Mission-Specific Scenario-Based Training (MSSBT) modules for UN peacekeeping operations addressing CRSV (MINUSCA, MINUSMA, MONUSCO, UNAMID, UNMISS and UNOCI). The MSSBT is a living document, to be updated periodically by the respective Mission SWPAs in consultation with relevant Mission components and designated UNHQ entities (OO/OMA/DPET). The scenarios are applicable both for pre-deployment and in-Mission training.

Objectives

The objectives of imparting the MSSBT are:

  • Provide conceptual foundation and clarity on DPKO/DFS approach to addressing CRSV.
  • Explain Mission context and operational environment.
  • Invoke analytical and pragmatic approaches to prevention and response to CRSV.
  • Develop capacities to address CRSV challenges in the Mission within the UN framework.

Methodology

  • Military peacekeepers and units/sub-units deploying to Missions addressing CRSV are required to undergo MSSSBT as part of pre-deployment training.
  • MSSBT is intended to be delivered as part of pre-deployment training to the following audience:
  • As a Training of Trainer (ToT) course for the Military trainers of the units and sub-units deploying to the Missions.
  • Feed into the pre-deployment training for the UN Military Experts On Mission (UNMEM – Military Observers and Military Liaison Officers) and Staff Officers (ITS Training Modules).

Structure

Module 1: Introduction to CRSV

The module on ‘Addressing CRSV at the Mission level comprises:

  • Part I : CRSV Mandate.
  • Part II : Definition, Principles and Fundamentals of CRSV.
  • Part III : CRSV Legal Framework.
  • Part IV: CRSV Profile.

Module 2: Addressing CRSV at the Mission Level

The module on ‘Addressing CRSV at the Mission level comprise:

  • Part I : Mission Framework to address CRSV.
  • Part II : Role and Responsibilities of WPAs.
  • Part III : Mission approaches in addressing CRSV.
  • Part IV: Country Level Initiatives.

Module 3: Procedural Aspects

The module on procedural aspects pertaining to prevention and response to CRSV comprises:

  • Part I : Advocacy on Prevention of CRSV.
  • Part II : Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Arrangements (MARA).
  • Part III : Early-warning Arrangements on CRSV.
  • Part IV : Reporting of CRSV Threats and Incidents.
  • Part V : Survivor Assistance and Referral Arrangements.
  • Part VI : Investigation of CRSV Incidents.
  • Part VII: Handling of CRSV offenders.
  • Part VIII: Handling of threats and Incidents in and Around IDP/Refugee Camps.
  • Part IX : Actions on the Scene of a CRSV Incident.

Module 4: UN Military Component Role and Responsibilities

The session on procedural aspects pertaining to prevention and response to CRSV comprises:

  • Part I : UN Military Component’s Approaches to address CRSV.
  • Part II : Preventive Measures.
  • Part III : Response Measures.
  • Part IV : Do’s and Don’ts in addressing CRSV.

Module 5: Best Practices in Addressing CRSV

The session on procedural aspects pertaining to prevention and response to CRSV comprise:

  • Part I : Best Practices at the Strategic Level.
  • Part II : Best Practices at Mission Level.
  • Part III : Best Practices in Community Engagement.
  • Part IV : Best Practices at Military Component Level.

Course Fees

(a)       Instructional Fees  : $10,000/-

(b)        Boarding, Lodging, food and air tickets (economy class) for a team of 4 members will be arranged by member state / sponsoring institute.

Contact

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