Gender-based violence is a phenomenon deeply rooted in gender inequality, and continues to be one of the most notable human rights violations within all societies. Gender-based violence is violence directed against a person because of their gender. Both women and men experience gender-based violence but the majority of victims are women and girls. Gender-based violence (GBV) is the most pervasive yet least visible human rights violation in the world. It includes physical, sexual, mental or economic harm inflicted on a person because of socially ascribed power imbalances between males and females. It also includes the threat of violence, coercion and deprivation of liberty, whether in public or private.
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
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
Module 3: Gender Analysis and Human Rights
Understanding gender analysis
Key elements of gender analysis
Gender analysis using the Life Cycle Framework of Analysis with focus on GBV
Gender and Human Rights
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
There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.
Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after the successful completion of the course.