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E-training course on gender maintreaming

For more information and online registration: www.hrea.org/gendermainstreaming Training/E-course- Gender Mainstreaming- 14 Sep - 29 Nov 2011 -- Human Rights Education Associates

crosslisted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network

For more information and online registration: www.hrea.org/gendermainstreaming

Gender mainstreaming is an (international) strategy to achieve gender equality. It is shorthand for saying that the impact of all policies and programmes on women and men should be considered at every stage of the policy or programme cycle - from planning to implementation and evaluation. This e-learning course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge of gender mainstreaming and gender analysis. It draws on best practice and case studies from around the world. The course also provides the opportunity to focus on a specific sectors or policy areas (such as, education, sexual exploitation and abuse, organisational development, or human resources) and for participants to employ this knowledge in their own workplace through an action research topic.

The first half of the course will focus on lessons learned in gender mainstreaming in various UN agencies, international non-governmental organisations, governments and programmes. In the second half participants will be introduced to specifical gender mainstreaming tools, including the use of gender planning frameworks, and several topical areas based on the interest of the participants. Critical analysis of current theory and practice is encouraged throughout the course.

The course involves approximately 50 hours of reading, on-line working groups, assignments, webinars and interaction among participants and instructors, and is offered over a 11-week period beginning on 31 August 2011. The course will integrate active and participatory learning approaches within activities and assignments, with an emphasis on reflective and collaborative learning. Participants will do the required reading, prepare interim and final project assignments, including case studies, and participate in group discussions and webinars with invited guest experts.

The maximum number of course participants is 25. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation. It is also possible to audit the course.

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