Gender-based violence (GBV) has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue affecting the lives of victims from a diversity of dimensions including culture, education, health, economy, psychology, livelihoods and political participation. In fact, violence against women and girls was chosen as one of the critical areas of action following the Beijing Conference. This presents a key opportunity for different players, including government agencies, NGOs, United Nations agencies and other institutions, to build an understanding on issues of violence and undertake activities to combat violence. This online course is imperative to build this understanding and initiate and strengthen programmes combating gender-based violence.
This course is aimed at building the capacity and commitment of participants to undertake programs targeted at eradicating gender-based violence and to develop a new movement for gender equality.
The course also features a number of exercises and reflective activities designed to examine the concepts of gender, gender-based violence, sexuality, and rights. It will further explore the impact of gender-based violence on education, health and development.
The overall purpose of the training programme is to increase participant’s knowledge and understanding of the concept of gender, and gender-based violence, sexuality, and rights. It will further take a look at the various forms of gender-based violence and the core principles for a code of conduct, reporting mechanisms and developing a programmatic response.
This part-time course comprises 6 modules. The course outline is included below:
PRE – Training (Free)
- Introductory Course in the Online Training System
- Course navigation and guide
- Explanation of course resources
Module 1: Introduction to Gender
- Understanding the importance of gender
- What is gender?
- The concept of gender, development and Violence
- Gender and socialization (Social construction of gender)
- Basic gender concepts and terminology
Module 2: Gender-based Violence
- Introduction to gender-based violence
- The concept of violence
- Types of Gender-based violence
- The relationship between gender, development and violence
- Gender-based violence from a human rights perspective
Module 3: Gender Analysis
- Understanding gender analysis
- Key elements of gender analysis
- Gender analysis using the Life Cycle Framework of Analysis with focus on GBV
Module 4: Gender Mainstreaming
- What is Gender Mainstreaming?
- Historic Overview of Gender Mainstreaming
- The Concept of Gender Mainstreaming
- The Role of Men in Gender Mainstreaming
- Gender Mainstreaming in Specific Sectors (E.g. Agriculture, Health, Education etc.)
- Gender Mainstreaming and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Gender Mainstreaming Best practices
Module 5: Action Against Gender-based Violence
- Ways of Combating Gender-based Violence
- Addressing GBV practices
- Advocacy, negotiation, and communication skills
- Existing national and institutional action to combat gender-based violence
- The role of UN and inter-government institutions in combating GBV
- Country level case study
Module 6: International Legal Human Rights Instruments Related to GBV
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
- The Bill of Rights
- The European Convention on Human Rights
- The Beijing Declaration & Program of Action
- The African Charter on Human & Peoples’ Rights
- The Convention on the Rights of the Child
Module 7: Final Examination and Wrap-up
- Final Examination
- Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback
- Online, interactive, self-paced and self-learning modules.
- Surveys and tests to test your knowledge and understanding before and after the test.
- Opportunity to post comments, assignment answers, live chat, and blogging etc.
This course is designed for gender focal points, programme managers and professional responsible for developing and implementing interventions aimed at combating gender-based violence or promoting gender equality. They include researchers, policy-makers, activists, women advocates and feminists, students, staff of NGOs and CBOs, staff of UN specialized agencies, donor agency field workers, volunteers, development actors, trainers, students, government officials etc.
Students must have a current e-mail account, regular access to and general familiarity with the internet and mobile phones. Candidates should have a good written command of English language and high competence and comfort with computer and internet use.
Interaction with students will be via the Global Human Rights Leadership Training Institute training platform and all course notes and guidelines for study will be delivered and accessible to students in electronic format. (http://www.justicegroup.us/GHRLTI)
All the course modules is available to the students at the inception of the course. At the end of each module, an assignment is completed by the students and marked by the course experts. Assignments are in the form of written assignments.
Award of the Certificates:
Statistics from previous courses showed that submission of assignments and receiving online tutoring help participants to integrate gender in their various activities. Certificates can be awarded only to those students who:
- Completed all assignments and Final Exam
- Obtain a combined final mark of 50% or more for the assignments and Final Exam
Successful students will receive the GHRLTI Certification in Gender-based Violence Training.
The course tuition fee is US$300. Course fees include access to all course materials, expert support, assignments as well as postage and packaging of a certificate. There is a limited amount of partial scholarships available for applicants from developing countries, based on financial need.
Total Duration: One month, approximately 35 hours learning time
The deadline for application is 12th April 2017. While full tuition payment is due on 13 April 2017. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Applications received after this deadline will be considered as late application.