Gender Based Violence Training - Versed Professional Services | Educartis

5 days
Company Training


Course Overview

This five day training course is designed to build the capacity and commitment of participants to undertake programmes that are targeted towards eradicating gender-based violence (GBV) and to assist them in developing a new movement for gender equality. Taken at the Versed Training Facility in Nairobi, this course offers an interactive and supportive learning environment in which key areas are examined including the concept of gender, violence against women, sexuality, and human rights. It further seeks to explore the impact of GBV on various sectors of development such as education, health, and agricultural development. 

GBV is a major public health problem in Kenya, and around the world, with a significant socio-family and economic impact. If you're looking to challenge the attitudes that lead to violence against women and develop your knowledge of this human rights issue so that you're able to contribute effectively to individual lives, as well as your community as a whole, then this course will provide you with the tools you need to start making significant contributions to  your society. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Learn more about the roots of violence against women 
  • Understand the principles of equality that is at the centre of GBV
  • Challenge the entrenched attitudes that impact women all around the world 
  • Increase their knowledge on the concept of gender, GBV, sexuality, and human rights. 
  • Look at the various forms of GBV and the core principles for a code of conduct, reporting mechanisms, and how to develop a programmatic response. 

Certification obtained

Participation Certificate 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course enhances learners' knowledge and skill in a number of careers including: 

  • Project Manager
  • Social Worker 
  • Community Counsellor 
  • Social Activist

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students must be reasonably proficient in English. 

How do I apply?

In order to apply for this course, students must fill in the relevant individual or company registration form.

Payment options

The total fee for this course is 600 USD. This covers: 

  • Tuition 
  • Training Materials
  • Two break refreshments 
  • Lunch 
  • Study Visits

How to Pay
Payments should be transferred to Versed Professional Services Account through the bank 7 days before commencement of training. 

  • All participants will additionally care for their travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
  • Accommodation is arranged upon request. 

Detailed course information

This course is taken at the Versed Training Facility over the course of five days. The course outline is as follows:

Module 1: Introduction to Gender
  • Introduction
  • Definition of Gender
  • The components of Gender and violence
  • Gender Dynamics and Development
  • Exploring Attitudes towards Gender
  • Basic Gender Concepts and Terminology
  • Social Construction of Gender

Module 2: Understanding Gender-based Violence
  • Introduction to gender-based violence
  • Definitions and forms of GBV
  • Scope of GBV (globally and in EECA)
  • Causes of GBV
  • Dynamics of violent relationships
  • Myths and facts about GBV
  • GBV and multiple discrimination
  • Health consequences of GBV
  • Examples of acts of gender-based violence against women
    • Physical violence
    • Sexual violence
    • Psychological violence
    • Economic violence
  • The relationship between gender, development, and violence

Module 3:Role of health systems in the response to GBV
  • International obligations of States under human rights law
  • Why do health care professionals play an important role in addressing GBV?
  • Three levels to address:
    • Role of the health care staff
    • Role of the health care facilities - management
    • Role of policy makers and public administration
  • Barriers to effective health care response to GBV and ways to address them

Module 4: Gender Mainstreaming
  • Overview of Gender Mainstreaming
  • Definition of Gender Mainstreaming
  • The Concept of Gender Mainstreaming
  • The Role of Men and women in Gender Mainstreaming
  • Sector based Gender Mainstreaming
  • Gender Mainstreaming and the SDGs
  • Gender Mainstreaming Best practices

Module 5: Action Against Gender-based Violence
  • Existing national and institutional action to combat gender-based violence e.g. in Kenya
  • The role of government, non-governmental and intergovernmental agencies in dealing with GBV
  • Kenya Gender based violence case study

Module 6: International Legal Instruments dealing with GBV
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
  • The Beijing Declaration
  • The European Convention on Human Rights
  • The Beijing Declaration & Program of Action
  • The African Charter on Human & Peoples’ Rights
  • The Convention on the Rights of the Child

This training can also be customised for your particular institution upon request. You can have it delivered to your preferred location. 

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