Human Rights Education Associates
The Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international NGO that supports human rights learning; the training of activists and professionals; the development of educational materials and programming; and community-building through on-line technologies.
HREA is conducting an e-learning course on Gender-Based Violence from 5 April to 14 May 2013.
The issue of gender-based violence (GBV) has gained increasing prominence in the work of human rights, humanitarian and development organisations internationally. GBV is now recognised as a violation of basic human rights with detrimental impacts on the health and social status of survivors of GBV, as well as on society as a whole. International humanitarian and development agencies are increasingly engaging on this issue both through specific programmes that address GBV, as well as through mainstreaming GBV within wider sectoral approaches. GBV requires prevention and response by a range of multi-sectoral actors working in coordinated ways to address the fundamental causes of GBV as well as its consequences.
This e-learning course introduces participants to general definitions, concepts and normative and legal frameworks related to concepts of gender-based violence. The course will cover forms, causes and consequences of GBV in conflict contexts, as well as on an endemic basis. Prevention and response programming, as well as models underpinning mainstreaming and targeted actions on GBV, and the need for coordinated approaches will be covered. The course will provide basic knowledge and skills on GBV to staff of international humanitarian and development organisations aiming to deepen their understanding and engagement on GBV responsive programming.
Through this course, participants will:
- Be able to define and describe definitions and forms of GBV, and its causes and consequences;
- Gain a generic understanding of different approaches to preventing and responding to GBV, including mainstreaming and specific actions on GBV; and
- Enhance knowledge on the key models that underpin programming approaches, including key elements of promoting coordinated action on GBV.
This certificate course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, discussion, webinars, a written assignment and quizzes, and is offered over a six-week period. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning. Participants will do the required readings, prepare interim and final assignments and participate in group discussions. Case studies will be used to enable interactive learning and activities.
- Week 1. What is Gender-based Violence?
- Week 2. GBV in Armed Conflict;
- Week 3. Approaches to Addressing GBV;
- Week 4. GBV Programming Prevention and Response;
- Week 5. GBV Programming Prevention and Response - Specific Actions;
- Week 6. GBV Programming Prevention and Response - Mainstreaming.
Who should apply:
The course is intended for staff of inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, humanitarian practitioners and gender focal points interested in gender-based violence in humanitarian an development contexts. Participants should have a good written command of English - the working language of the course - and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use. HREA aims to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants. The maximum number of course participants is 25. A Certificate of Participation will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. It also possible to audit the course.
Tuition fee for participants: US$435 (25 percent discount) if paid by 5 February 2013; US$490 (15 percent discount) if paid by 5 March 2013; US$575 after 5 March 2013.
Tuition for auditors: US$165 (25 percent discount) if paid by 5 February 2013; US$185 (15 percent discount) if paid by 5 March 2013; US$215 after 5 March 2013.
To register, refer to www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=1400&language_id=1.
For more about the Human Rights Education Associates, refer to www.hrea.org.