The Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) is proud to launch the second edition of its most successful Massive Open Online Course on Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration. This MOOC provides participants with knowledge, multiple perspectives and examples of practices that can help them develop and reinforce their critical understanding and effective action in a field that is at the crossroads of gender, migration and human rights studies.
The online course is led by a team of Global Campus Professors from the APMA Regional Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation. They are joined in the teaching by an international faculty of academics, experts and practitioners, including: Pablo Ceriani Cernadas, former Vice-Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers and Their Families (CMW); François Crépeau, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants; Ryszard Cholewinski, Senior Migration Specialist in ILO’s Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut.
All the way through cross-border movements of people, gender is an important factor: it might determine causes and consequences of migration, impact on asylum procedures, and be a key element in human rights violations.
For refugees and migrants, especially women and girls, moving and crossing borders often comes with heightened risks such as physical harm, sexual and gender-based violence (GBV), psychosocial trauma and exploitation, including trafficking.
Addressing the root causes of forced and economic migration and ensuring that human rights are protected throughout the whole process are essential steps towards a stronger recognition of equal dignity for all.
International, regional and national laws protect women and girls, men and boys, from violence and breaches of their human rights. To what extent do such laws apply in the context of migration? What are the gender-related challenges in this area? Where can we find prospects for improvement?
By answering these questions, this MOOC provides participants with knowledge, multiple perspectives and examples of practices that can help them develop and reinforce their critical understanding and effective action in a field that is at the crossroads of gender, migration and human rights studies.
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10 June – 21 July 2019
Enrolment is free and available on gchumanrights.org/mooc-gbv until June 30, 2019.
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