Online Training: What are the consequences of CRSV and how to provide the support for CRSV survivors & Children Born of War (CBOW)?

Online training held

Online training successful executed about CRSV survivors & Children Born of War (CBOW)

The answers to these questions are extremely important for Ukraine which is faced with the occupation of territories by Russia since 2014 and a full-scale war for more than two years. This has resulted in cases of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV), most of which are still unreported and in the hidden. That is why the online training on CRSV & CBOW on May 22-23, 2024, was very useful for 25 representatives of the Zaporizhzhia region where 75% of the region is under occupation and a few representatives from organizations from Kyiv.

The representatives of civil society organisations, social workers, and the heads and deputies of local communities learned from the valuable experience of international experts: Prof. Dr. Ingvill Constanze Ødegaard (Managing Director and Chairwoman of the Children Born of War Project, Norway), Laura Pasquero (Director of the Executive Short Course on “Addressing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Emergency Settings”, Geneva Center of Humanitarian Studies), Winfried Behlau (Distelblüten, Germany), Dr. Norman Mukasa (Uganda/CBS, Germany/PRIO, Norway), and Jamils Richard Achunji Anguaseh (GLOWA, Cameroon).

The meeting took place in Ukrainian and English and was moderated by Oksana Drozdovska (Communication and Partnership Manager, Unity for the Future, Ukraine). The speakers and participants discussed international standards and good practices for providing survivor-centered responses to CRSV survivors and CBOW. They emphasized the importance of adopting a holistic approach, creating safer spaces within communities. Participants expressed that the training significantly enhanced their knowledge and understanding of the topics covered, which they found highly relevant to their work. A report from the training will follow shortly.

The training was organised and conducted by the Children Born of War Project (CBOW Project), Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies and Charitable foundation «Unity» for the Future».