Online Certificate Course on Gender Based Violence – [25th October – 24th November 2022]

Course Description:

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.


Target Audience:
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.


Entry Requirement:
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.

Course Delivery:
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:

  1. Completed all assignments and Final Exam
  2. Obtain a combined final mark of 70% or more for the assignments and Final Exam

Successful students will receive the GHRLTI Certification in Gender-based Violence Training.


Course Fee:
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

Total Duration: One month, approximately 84 hours learning time

Application Procedure:

The deadline for application is 23rd October 2022. While full tuition payment is due on 24th October 2022. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can also submit online application form at

Inquiries about the course may be sent to: OR

Course Curriculum


Dr. Albert Ihezie is a human rights activist, entrepreneur, with over 25 years experience and currently holds a PhD. in Philosophy. He has undergone various training in international human rights and development area .


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  • Seguetio Aminata Kone February 14, 2020 at 4:04 pm Reply

    Dear Manager,
    Please, could you help me to access the course?
    Best regards

  • Derby May 1, 2020 at 10:24 am Reply

    I missed this training please when is the next one coming up.

  • Marygold Ahiachi Okiyi February 12, 2022 at 5:43 pm Reply

    I’ve missed the deadline for this course, when is the next one coming up?

  • Bea May 24, 2022 at 12:17 pm Reply

    Hello, can this course be attended at any time once entered or the classes/lessons will have to be taken at certain times together with everyone else?

    Thank you

    • Dr. Edward Omeire June 28, 2022 at 4:42 pm Reply

      We have two version of the course on GBV. There is one you can enroll at anytime and there is another one you can take at specified dates.

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