Diploma in Gender Based Violence
Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Diploma Course in Gender Based Violence Online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Course Organizers:

Africa Center for Project Management was established in 2004 in Amsterdam with the Africa regional offices in Nairobi.The organization was corporate organizations in Africa and Asia by offering Online certificates and In-House trainings. The organization has over ten years experience working with development partners in capacity building in. We have trained over 5000 development and Business Professionals in various thematic areas.

Overall Course Overview:
Gender-based violence (GBV) has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue affecting the lives of victims from a diversity of dimensions including culture, education, health, economy, psychology, livelihoods and political participation. In fact, violence against women and girls was chosen as one of the critical areas of action following the Beijing Conference. This presents a key opportunity for different players, including government agencies, NGOs, United Nations agencies and other institutions, to build an understanding on issues of violence and undertake activities to combat violence. This online course is imperative to build this understanding and initiate and strengthen programmes combating gender-based violence. The course also features a number of exercises and reflective activities designed to examine the concepts of gender, gender-based violence, sexuality, and rights. It will further explore the impact of gender-based violence on education, health and development. This advanced course is aimed at building the capacity and commitment of participants to undertake programs targeted at eradicating gender-based violence and to develop a new movement for gender equality.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Gender
• Understanding the importance of gender
• What is gender?
• The concept of gender, development and Violence
• Gender and socialization (Social construction of gender)
• Basic gender concepts and terminology
• Assignment
Module 2: Gender-based Violence
• Introduction to gender-based violence
• The concept of violence
• Types of Gender-based violence
• The relationship between gender, development and violence
• Gender-based violence from a human rights perspective
• Assignment
Module 3: Gender Analysis and Human Rights
• Understanding gender analysis
• Key elements of gender analysis
• Gender analysis using the Life Cycle Framework of Analysis with focus on GBV
• Gender and Human Rights
• Assignment
Module 4: Gender Mainstreaming
• What is Gender Mainstreaming?
• Historic Overview of Gender Mainstreaming
• The Concept of Gender Mainstreaming
• The Role of Men in Gender Mainstreaming
• Gender Mainstreaming in Specific Sectors (E.g. Agriculture, Health, Education etc.)
• Gender Mainstreaming and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
• Gender Mainstreaming Best practices

There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests),research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%,research paper counnts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: (Six Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated