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 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 25th May 2018. While full tuition payment is due on 28thMay 2018. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Applications received after this deadline will be considered as late application.
Introduction to Gender
Understanding Gender-based Violence
Gender Analysis and Frameworks
Action Against Gender-based Violence
- Why is combatting gender-based violence so important?
- Levels of gender-based violence
- Causes of gender-based violence
- Effects of gender-based violence
- Factors contributing to gender-based violence
- The role of men in combatting gender-based violence
- Excerpts from the Rio Declaration: Global symposium on engaging men
- Facts and figures on gender-based violence
International Legal Human Rights Framework Relating to Gender-based Violence
- International agreements and frameworks
- Legal and political advances against gender-based violence
- Violence and human rights advances
- Strengths and limitations of the human rights framework
- International intruments aimed at eradicating gender-based violence
- Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa
- Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons
- International legal instruments protecting women’s rights