18 April 2017

The Global Campus of Human Rights, Venice (Italy)
Massive Open Online Course 'Gender-based violence in the context of migration'
Enrolment opens on 15 April 2017

The Global Campus of Human Rights is a unique network of one hundred participating universities around the world, seeking to advance human rights and democracy through regional and global cooperation for education and research. It 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.

The programme consists of three Modules:
Module 1 starts with a discussion on real-life examples of violations of the human rights of migrant and refugee women and girls and then goes on to introduce key concepts, definitions and elements of GBV with attention to the development of the international discourse and related human rights instruments on the topic. 
Module 2 is dedicated to the interplay of migration, gender and violence analysed through a human rights lens and examples from different regions of the world. 
Module 3 concludes the course with a look at practical implications, challenges but also positive examples and opportunities for change.

Lecturers and experts 
The MOOC is led by a team of three Global Campus Professors from the EMA and APMA Regional Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation: 
• Teresa Pizarro Beleza, of NOVA New University of Lisbon
• Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides, of the University of Cyprus
• Nicola Piper, of the University of Sidney. 

They are joined in the teaching by an international faculty of academics, experts and practitioners.

How to enrol 
The MOOC is free and open to participants (students, practitioners, social workers …) from all over the world who are actively interested and engaged in gender, migration and human rights studies and wish to deepen their knowledge about their interplay at different levels.

The course is offered in cooperation with Canvas Network, one of the leading providers of open online learning for everyone, everywhere. The platform is built with open, adaptable, reliable, native cloud technologies that empower learning in every context. With a user-friendly and innovative interface, our course offers an interactive and engaging learning experience without geographical limitations, allowing participants to enjoy being part of a truly global network of experts and committed human rights defenders.

You can enrol in this course by viewing the details of the course and by clicking on the 'enroll' button at www.canvas.net/browse/eiuc/courses/gender-based-violence.

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