MOOC: Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration

The Global Campus on Regional Masters continues the development of its Open Learning Series with a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration. The course will be released on 15 May 2017. Enrolment opens on 15 April 2017 and is completely free.

For women and girls, cross-border movement is often compounded by many challenges such as sexual and gender-based violence, psychosocial stress and trauma, and all forms of exploitation, including trafficking. Addressing the root causes of forced and economic migration and ensuring that the human rights of women and girls are protected throughout the migration process are essential steps towards a stronger recognition of their equal dignity. This MOOC provides participants with knowledge, multiple perspectives and examples of practices in a field that is at the crossroads of gender, migration and human rights studies.

All the way through cross-border movements of people, gender is an important factor in many respects: it might determine causes and consequences of migration, impact on asylum procedures, and be a key factor in human rights violations. This is particularly true for refugee and migrant women and girls who remain overall the group most affected by gender-based violence (GBV). Drawing from expertise and examples at the global and regional level, this MOOC offers a multidisciplinary and multifaceted overview of standards, developments, challenges and opportunities in this area of human rights protection.

Course Dates: 15 May – 10 July 2017
Commitment: 5 hours/week
Requirements: participation in 6 weekly discussions and completion of 2 quizzes

The course is open to upper year undergraduates; postgraduates; NGO activists and practitioners interested in interdisciplinary human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment, migration; young lawyers and social scientists; active and motivated citizens from around the world.

At the end of the course, participants who have successfully completed all the requirements will receive a certificate confirming their participation.