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[16days_discussion] E-learning courses on Monitoring Women's Rights and Women in War and Armed Conflicts

Frank Elbers frank.elbers at
Fri Feb 25 08:44:18 EST 2011

Dear Colleagues,

HREA will be offering two e-learning courses pertaining to women's 
human rights:

<>Monitoring Women's Rights 
(2 May-17 July 2011)

This specialised (11-week) e-learning course is an introduction to 
documenting and monitoring women's human rights issues and gender 
equality, including sexual and gender based violence, women in 
situations of armed conflict, education, political rights and 
freedoms, and special protection measures. It will critically look at 
the gendered dimension to women's human rights violations and the 
challenges in implementing and monitoring these rights in an 
analytical framework. The course will address the cycle of 
monitoring, including tool development; methodologies for carrying 
out documentation; and the application of results for improving the 
respect, protection, prevention and realisation of women's human 
rights. Application deadine: 1 March 2011. For further information 
and to register online: 

<>Women in War 
and Armed Conflicts (2 May-12 June 2011)

This short (6-week) certificate course examines the various causes 
and manifestations of the impact of war and armed conflicts 
specifically on women. It will analyse the widespread and systematic 
violence against women as well as sexual and gender based violence, 
in war and conflicts situations. It aims to define and broaden the 
definition of wartime rape to include sexual slavery, forced 
impregnation, mass rape, chemical warfare impact, military sexual 
slavery, genocide, trafficking, physical torture, mutilation, etc. 
The course will critically study with a feminist lens the role of 
female combatants and how post conflict programmes of disarmament, 
demobilisation and reintegration benefits or denies women. 
Application deadine: 15 April 2011. For further information and to 
register online: <>

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions 
about these courses.

Best wishes,

Frank Elbers

Frank Elbers, Director of Programmes
Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) - US office
97 Lowell Road, Concord, MA 01742
Tel: +1 978 341-0200, ext. 14 | Fax: +1 978 341-0201 | Skype ID: frank_elbers
E-mail: frank.elbers at | Web:

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