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Course on International Women's Health and Human Rights

Event Date: 
January 24, 2014 (All day) - March 21, 2014 (All day)

We invite you to take this course on International Women's Health and Human Rights. A message from instructor Anne Firth Murray, founding president of the Global Fund for Woman, who teaches at Stanford University.

Course Overview
This free on-line Stanford University course provides an overview of women's health and human rights, beginning in infancy and childhood, then moving through adolescence, reproductive years and aging. We consider economic, social, political and human rights factors, and the challenges women face in maintaining health and managing their lives in the face of societal pressures and obstacles.

We focus on critical issues, namely those that may mean life or death to a woman, depending on whether she can exercise her human rights. These critical issues include: being born female and discrimination; poverty; unequal access to education, food, paid work and health care; and various forms of violence. Topics discussed include son preference, education, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, violence in the home and in war and refugee circumstances, women's work, sex trafficking, and aging.

Our open online course (often abbreviated as a "MOOC") will have a special focus on creating an international network of engaged students. We will ask students to take part in interactive discussions and cooperative exercises and to share their own experiences. We also ask students to engage with the communities they live in, in order to deepen their understanding of the issues and tie academic ideas to real-life circumstances.

Lectures, interviews with expert scholars and NGO leaders, and interactive activities will be released each week for this 8-week experience, which begins January 24. You will be able to participate according to your own schedule, and we encourage you to interact with both the instructor and your fellow students.

Be sure to check out our Frequently-asked Questions page for more details on this experience.

Information link is at

United States


This on-line course is free and can be taken in pursuit of a certificate of completion or not. Anyone interested in Women and Girl's health and welfare is encouraged to enroll. I have signed up and am looking forward to learning and connected with participants from around the world. If this interests you, I hope you will also consider enrolling in this important course.


Is the enrolment still open .

Thank you



Phinnie's picture

Enrollment status


Yes, we're in our 3rd week of an 8 week course but it is self-paced and enrollment is still open as far as I know. I recommend it!

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Thank you for the information

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