Gender-based violence is  globally being recognized as  a serious problem, both because of the morbidity and mortality associated with assault and but also the long term  impact on women’s health and well being.

Gender Based Violence contributes to  chronic pain, gynecologic problems, depression, dysfunctional families, post-traumatic stress disorder and in some cases suicide. Violence against women is universal problem  that permeates all  countries and the perpetrators of the violence are often well known to their victims. It continues to be common in many countries  and  in some societies and communities  being accepted as norm.


GBV is understood to include physical and emotional sexual abuse for women, and acts such as trafficking women for sexual slavery and  exploitation.

Recent reports by the  Word Bank have highlighted gender based violence  as a priority and precedence  for public health . Development partners  and practitioners  are therefore supposed to play a key role in preventing violence against women.

This course is therefore  aimed at building the capacity to undertake programs targeted at eradicating gender-based violence and to develop a new movement  and societal standards for gender equality and equity in all spheres of life.

Course Content

  • What is gender?
  • Understanding the importance of gender
  • Gender concepts and terminology
  • Gender-based violence
  •  Concept of violence
  •  Types of gender-based violence
  • Gender and Human Rights
  • Ways of Combating Gender-based Violence
  • Addressing GBV
  •  Advocacy, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Existing national and institutional action to combat gender-based
  • Gender, development and violence
  • Gender and Socialization
  • What is Gender Mainstreaming?
  • Overview of Gender Mainstreaming
  • The Concept of Gender Mainstreaming
  •  The Role of Men in Gender Mainstreaming
  • Gender Mainstreaming and the Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs)
  •  Gender Mainstreaming Best practices
  • Gender, development and violence
  •  GBV from a human rights perspective
  •  Gender analysis
  •  Elements of gender analysis

This course is offered through distance learning.
Course Period:  Six Months ( Course starts on 1st of Every Month) 
Course Levels: Diploma in Gender Based Violence
Course Amount USD 800
Programme Benefits
Course participants will strengthen their skills through practical exercises based on their day to day work experiences.
To register for this course, kindly contact:
The Training Manager
Capacity Africa