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community-based interventions for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence

Facilitators: Florida D. Clarke (Liberia), Elizabeth R. Greene (Liberia), Marilena Junghans (Germany)

4th of July 2024 (9:00-17:00) and 5th of July 2024 (9:00-13:00)
At: Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna (barrier-free access)

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is used as a weapon of war, with serious negative long-term consequences for individuals and societies. However, SGBV is not just an exceptional situation in wars and armed conflicts; it is linked to the patriarchal and heteronormative social structures and dynamics and is therefore part of the everyday experience of women* and girls* in most regions. What does this mean for NGO staff working on development or humanitarian projects? Looking specifically at the impact of SGBV on women* and girls*, how can projects support their recovery and well-being? How can you contribute to social cohesion in the aftermath of war and violence and break the cycle of the continuum of violence against women* and girls*?

Main content of the training:

  • Self-care and well-being; stress reactions & needs
  • Socio-political understanding of trauma
  • How to support survivors of SGBV using the STA – Stress- and Trauma-sensitive Approach

The training invites participants to share and exchange experiences, questions and reflections.

Participants: Project officers, experts and leaders of development and humanitarian aid organisations; interested persons working on related issues.

Florida D. Clarke is a certified trauma counsellor by profession. She worked as a trauma counsellor during the disarmament, demobilisation, repatriation and reintegration (DDRR) process in northern Liberia. Florida D. Clarke has also worked as a child protection specialist with the International Rescue Committee (IRC). She is currently a Master Trainer for medica Liberia.

Elizabeth R. Greene holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Public Administration. She is a certified SASA! trainer (methodology of Raising Voices to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls). She currently works as a master trainer and psychosocial team leader at medica Liberia.

Marilena Junghans has a B.A. in Education and an M.A. in International Social Work. She is a certified trauma counsellor. She worked as a pedagogical expert for the Civil Peace Service in the Central African Republic. At medica mondiale (https://medicamondiale.org/en/) she works as an advisor for trauma work with a regional focus on West Africa.

Contribution: 25,‐ EUR (WIDE-member); 85,- EUR (if you are not a WIDE-member); reduction in fee is possible for students, trainees and others (please do not hesitate to contact us for a reduction if needed)
(includes lunch on 4th of July in the restaurant near the workshop venue, snacks and refreshments)

Registration until 21st of June 2024: wurzer@wide-netzwerk.at

Limited number of participants (max. 20)

Fotocredit: © tuffix / Soufeina Hamed

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