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.
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 70% 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.
Location: Online [Web-based]
Total Duration: One month, approximately 84 hours learning time
The deadline for application is 23rd June 2021. While full tuition payment is due 24th June 2021. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
You can also submit online application form at https://justicegroup.org/submit-your-application-form/.
Module 1: Introduction to Gender
Module 2: Understanding Gender-based Violence
Module 3: Gender Analysis and Frameworks
Module 4: Gender Mainstreaming
Module 5: Action Against Gender-based Violence
Module 6: International Legal Human Rights Framework Relating to Gender-based Violence
There will be special discount of 10% for group participation.
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Human Rights & Justice Group Int'l (Justice Group) is an independent, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation established in 1999 by Nigerians from different professional, cultural and social backgrounds to enhance knowledge, respect and observance of human rights, and to encourage exchange of information and experiences for the betterment of the citizenry through the instrumentality of law, education, enlightenment and humanitarianism.
Justice Group membership is drawn from a rich blend of activists and other professionals working together on a shared commitment to justice, the rule of law and human dignity. The idea of the group was to build awareness about those rights as well as investigate and advocate various means for securing their implementation.
In addition, our programs aim at broadening access of individuals and communities and strengthening their participation in the design and implementation of social and economic policies/programs which affect them. We work with communities and groups that cut across gender, literacy, age and social lines, and use focused group pilot projects to measure the impact our interventions are making in target communities