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Training on Eradication of Gender Based Violence

Training on Eradication of Gender Based Violence


This training 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.
The course offers a detailed examination of the concepts of gender, gender-based violence, sexuality, and rights. It further seeks to explore the impact of gender-based violence on various sectors of development e.g. education, health and agricultural development. 


This course is designed for people dealing with gender issues, education institutions, program managers and professionally responsible for developing and implementing interventions aimed at combating gender-based violence or promoting gender equality.


5 Days


The overall purpose of the training program is to increase participant’s knowledge and understanding of the concept of gender, and gender-based violence, sexuality, and rights. It will further take a look at the various forms of gender-based violence and the core principles for a code of conduct, reporting mechanisms and developing a programmatic response.


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

Event Information

Event Date 11-03-2024
Event End Date 15-03-2024
Individual Price $1,200.00