This course is designed to prompt an exploration of common behaviours and attitudes towards gender differences. It will present facts and figures about the situation of women and men in our society today – and references from key documents that highlight policies formulated to address gender concerns. Recent events have shown that if governments are serious about achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG’s, it is essential that gender be taken into account for all the goals. Gender equality in the SDG’s touches almost exclusively on the area of education, and research does show the importance of equality in this area, but this is not sufficient. This e-learning course will empower the participants with tools and sector-specific guidelines for gender mainstreaming in their various institutions and development planning. It will further improve the abilities of participants to reduce gender inequalities in their various homes, organisation and communities.
The course also features a number of exercises and reflective activities designed to explore basic gender concepts and enhance gender analysis skills, which can be applied in the formulation of policies, the design of programmes, and the exercise of evaluation.
The overall purpose of the training programme is to enhance the gender-responsive planning of key institutions and the management skills of their employees, so that they can more effectively play their part in implementing gender-sensitive development policies as well as mainstreaming gender in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG’s.
The course is aimed at gender focal points, women organization, programs and project managers, 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. Candidates should have a good written command of English language and high competence and comfort with computer and internet use.
Students must have a current e-mail account, regular access to and general familiarity with the internet and mobile phones.
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.
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 Certificate in Gender Development 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.
Location: Online [web-based]
Total Duration: One month, approximately 35 hours learning time
The deadline for application is 23rd September 2019. While full tuition payment is due on 24th September 2019. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. You can also download application form at https://justicegroup.org/courses/gender-and-development.
Module 1: Introduction to Gender and Development
- Understanding gender
- The concepts of gender and development
- Examining Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Gender – Part -1
- Gender Attitudes – Discussion Points 1
- Gender Attitudes – Discussion Points 2
- Gender Attitudes – Discussion Points 3
- Gender Attitudes – Discussion Points 4
- Gender Attitudes – Discussion Points 5
- Gender Attitudes – Discussion Points 6
- Examining Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Gender – Part 2
- Basic gender concepts and terminology
- Social construction of gender
- Module 1 Assignment
Gender Development Issues
- Identifying Gender Issues
- Gender Issues – Discussion Points
- Gender Sensitive Language
- Why Gender-Sensitive Language?
- Tips for Using Gender-Sensitive Language
- Checklist for Gender-Sensitive Writing
- Gender Statistics
- What is Gender Statistics?
- Historical Overview of Gender Statistics
- Producing and Disseminating Gender Statistics
- The Importance of and Need for Gender Statistics
- Module 2 Assignment
Gender Analysis, Tools and Frameworks
- What is Gender Mainstreaming?
- The Concept of Gender Mainstreaming
- Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -Vs- Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
- Women Empowerment as a Pre-condition for the Achievement of SDG 5: Achieve Gender Equality
- Progress of Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve Gender Equality
- Mainstreaming and Women-specific Activities
- Resource: Gender Mainstreaming Best Practices
- The List of Sustainable Development Goals and Their Targets
- Module 4 Assignment
Gender Monitoring and Evaluation
- Gender Monitoring and Evaluation
- Understanding the Concept of Monitoring
- Understanding the Concept of Evaluation
- Gender-Sensitive Monitoring
- Gender-Sensitive Indicators
- Classification, Sources and Interpretation of Gender-Sensitive Indicators
- Gender Perspective in Evaluation
- How to Develop Gender-Sensitive Indicators
- How to Develop a Gender-Sensitive Monitoring and Evaluation System
- Module 5 Assignment
Final Examination and Conclusion
This exam is the final activity of this course. You may submit your answers one time only. Please take your time. Refer to your notes if you need to. The exam will be available until one week after the course completion date.