Online Certificate Course in Gender-based Violence

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Location: Online [web-based]

Country: Nigeria

Beginning: 16 Mar 2016 | Ending: 15 Apr 2016 | 31 Days

Registration closes: 14 Mar 2016

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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.

Course Content:

This part-time course comprises 6 modules. The course 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


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

Understanding gender analysis

Key elements of gender analysis

Gender analysis using the Life Cycle Framework of Analysis with focus on GBV


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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Gender Mainstreaming Best practices


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


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


Module 7: Final Examination and Wrap-up

Final Examination

Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback


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. ( )

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 50% 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 35 hours learning time

Application Procedure:

The deadline for application is 19th December 2016. While full tuition payment is due on 20th December 2016. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Applications received after this deadline will be considered as late application. You can download application form from

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Contact: Prince Devison Nze +234-8034923400

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