Gender-Based Violence and EMDR Therapy


Derek Farrell

Chair(s): Jenny Ann Rydberg

Sunday 19 june 2016

14:00 - 15:00h at World Forum Theater

Categories: Partner violence, Sexual violence


According to WHO (2013) 30% of all women who ever lived in a partnership experience physical or sexual violence by a partner. The phenomenon of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a violation of women’s human rights and a form of discrimination against women. Violence against women is a manifestation of the historically unequal power relations between men and women. One of the consequences of this leads to domination over and discrimination against women by men. This constitutes a violation of human rights. This workshop will outline how EMDR Therapy can be used as a trauma intervention with this important vulnerable population. It will further highlight the need to promote and enhance awareness and explore why GBV needs to be an essential and explicit element within EMDR humanitarian projects.

Learning objectives

1. Highlight the core attributes of gender-based violence and its international prevalence


2. Critically consider the way in which EMDR Therapy can be effectively used with this population


3. Explore how this important issue of human rights can be more integral within EMDR Humanitarian Projects 

More information

  • Location(s)
  • plattegrond World Forum Theater