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Online Certificate Course on Gender-based Violence Training

Event Date: 
May 2, 2013 - 10:00 - June 7, 2013 - 16:00

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.

Benefits:
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.

Course Content:
This 5-weeks part-time course comprises 6 modules. The module outline is included below:

PRE – Training (Free)

Introductory Course in the Online Training System
Course navigation and guide
Explanation of course resources

Module 1: Introduction to Gender

Understanding the importance of gender
What is gender?
The concept of gender, development and Violence
Gender and socialization (Social construction of gender)
Basic gender concepts and terminology
Review of Module 1 & Evaluation

Module 2: Gender-based Violence

Introduction to gender-based violence
The concept of violence
Types of Gender-based violence
The relationship between gender, development and violence
Gender-based violence from a human rights perspective
Review of Module 2 & Evaluation

Module 3: Gender Analysis

Understanding gender analysis
Key elements of gender analysis
Gender analysis using the Life Cycle Framework of Analysis with focus on GBV
Review of Module 3 & Evaluation

Module 4: Gender Mainstreaming

What is Gender Mainstreaming?
Historic Overview of Gender Mainstreaming
The Concept of Gender Mainstreaming
The Role of Men in Gender Mainstreaming
Gender Mainstreaming in Specific Sectors (E.g. Agriculture, Health, Education etc.)
Gender Mainstreaming and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Gender Mainstreaming Best practices
Review of Module 4 & Evaluation

Module 5: Action Against Gender-based Violence

Ways of Combating Gender-based Violence
Addressing GBV practices
Advocacy, negotiation, and communication skills
Existing national and institutional action to combat gender-based violence
The role of UN and inter-government institutions in combating GBV
Country level case study
Review of Module 5 & Evaluation

Module 6: International Legal Human Rights Instruments Related to GBV

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
The Bill of Rights
The European Convention on Human Rights
The Beijing Declaration & Program of Action
The African Charter on Human & Peoples’ Rights
The Convention on the Rights of the Child
Review of Module 6 & Evaluation

Module 7: Conclusion and Wrap-up

General Course Review
Final Examination
Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback
Conclusion

Additional Features:
• Online, interactive, self-paced and self-learning modules.
• Surveys and tests to test your knowledge and understanding before and after the test.
• Opportunity to post comments, assignment answers, live chat, and blogging etc.

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. (http://www.justicegroup.us/GHRLTI)

Each week a new module is available to the students. At the end of each week, an assignment is completed by the students and marked by the course experts. Assignments are in the form of written assignments.

Course Dates:
Registration closes: 26th April 2013
Course starts: 2nd May 2013
Course closes: 7th June 2013

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 50% or more for the assignments and Final Exam

Successful students will receive the GHRLTI Certificate 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: 4 weeks, approximately 25 hours learning time

Application Procedure:
The deadline for application is 26th April 2013. While full tuition payment is due on 30th April 2013. 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 http://www.justicegroup.us/gender-based-violence.

Inquiries about the course may be sent to: applications@justicegroup.org

Location:
online [web-based] - http://www.justicegroup.us/GHRLTI
Nigeria

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Therese kasindi's picture

Hello! I am so interested to

Hello! I am so interested to that distance course and I'd like to participate, but the course fee is high. If it's possible to reduce for me, tell me please! I am in D.R.Congo and I haven't job. I am under-graduate in English and my master was did in Peace and Development. I am a translator volunteer in Mama Shujaa, ACOLDEMHA'S program and a new member in World Pulse.

Thanks a lot to understand me.

Next time on line.

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

justice's picture

Online course on GBV

Thanks for your interest in our training course on Gender-based Violence. Please be informed that we have partial scholarship for the course which is 50% of the total course fee. So you can go ahead and apply.

In case of any further information or to request for application form send mail to applications@justicegroup.org

Thanks,

TERESA's picture

ON LINE CERTIFICATE COURSE - GBV

Am a volunteer in Community Social Work for over 14yrs in the outskirts of Nairobi City of Kenya.

I help the most vulnerable in our slums the aged, OVCs, Youth, Disabled and the Gender Based Violence. Each group i try to visit the Authority Concerned for them to get help.

Gender Based Violence in the grassroots are very common. Such cases are solved by the Chief who is the Governments Administrator with his or her Elders. Am one of the Elders, sometimes in a day I with our Chief solve more than four cases. Due to poverty some men run away from their matrimonial homes or else some get other girlfriends so they live their own kids with the poor wife who are jobless cos' they primary level drop-outs.

So Children suffer most.

I would like very much to apply for the GBV Course but i can't meet the cost and also I don't have a Computer. However, I go to a private CYBERCAFE

TERESA KAGECHA i would like to use the new password and email to participate in the WORLDPULSE VIEWS - COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION MOBILISING

Nous sommes une organisation engagee dans la promotion des droits de la femme. Nous travaillons a l'Est de la RDC, depuis 1997, en milieu rural ou les violences basees sur le genre bat son plein, nous avons realise quelques activites de lutte contre les violences sur le genre. Nous sommes tres interesse a participer a cette formation en vue de renforcer nos capacites d'intervention dans ce domaine aussi important dans la promotion des droits de la femme.

Cordialement,

Wilhelmine.

calupo's picture

I need a full scholarship

Hello there! I am interested in attending the online certificate course on Gender-based Violence Training
however at the moment i cannot afford the course fee. Is there an opportunity for full scholarships?

Christine

justice's picture

Online course on GBV

yes there is opportunity for partial scholarship which is 50% of the total course fee. But you can go ahead and apply for the course.

calupo's picture

Thank you.

Thank you.

Christine

Gloriabit's picture

i am so interesst

how can i apply for this? i want to invite friends too

You can apply by filling and submitting an application form which you can download from http://www.justicegroup.us/gender-based-violence. Alternatively, you can request for an application form through email:applications@justicegroup.org

Regards

aririeri-nwanyi's picture

Re-GBV training 2013

I am so so interested but like others have posted, the cost is high. I wouldnt mind a partial sponsorship if it is possible!

justice's picture

Online course on GBV

thanks for your interest. Yes, partial scholarship is possible and there is a provision for it in the application form. Kindly download the application from this link http://www.justicegroup.us/gender-based-violence.

Thanks.

aririeri-nwanyi's picture

Re-GBV training 2013

Ok. Thanks. I will apply

justice's picture

ok

ok

aririeri-nwanyi's picture

Re- GBV training 2013

hi
no one is picking up the calls to the nigerian nos you posted. I have been trying to reach you for further inquiries.

Is your organization involved in other training programmes on gender issues? do you have any planned for early may 2013?

justice's picture

Re: Gender courses

Sorry that was network problem. You can visit our website at http://www.justicegroup.us for a list of our other courses on gender planned for the first half of this year.

Thanks.

aririeri-nwanyi's picture

Re- GBV training 2013

hi

your link isnt responding. ive been trying for 2days now to open it and access other trainings but it isnt opening.
please how do i get your 2013 brochure for trainings?

justice's picture

Re: GBV Course - 2013 edition

Kindly request for an application form and course information brochure by sending an email to: applications@justicegroup.org

Thanks

keronga's picture

GBV Training

Hi am interested in the course but unable to pay. Are there possibilities of scholarships? If I can get a sponsor I will be willing to study

justice's picture

Re: GBV Course - 2013 edition

You can go ahead and apply for the course.

Thanks

aririeri-nwanyi's picture

Re- GBV training 2013

hi

i sent my application several days ago and also a request for partial funding. how do i know if the application was accepted and if the request for partial funding was approved? lastly how is the fee paid (ie bank details) for those in nigeria?

aririeri-nwanyi's picture

Re-GBV training 2013

Still waiting for your response.

aririeri-nwanyi's picture

Re- GBV training 2013

i am still waiting for your response to my enquiry,

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