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Global Campus MOOC

Gender-based violence
in the context of migration

For women and girls, cross-border movement is often compounded by many challenges such as sexual and gender-based violence, psychosocial stress and trauma, and all forms of exploitation, including trafficking. Addressing the root causes of forced and economic migration and ensuring that the human rights of women and girls are protected throughout the migration process are essential steps towards a stronger recognition of their equal dignity. This MOOC provides participants with knowledge, multiple perspectives and examples of practices in a field that is at the crossroads of gender, migration and human rights studies.

International Lecturers and Experts

The Global Campus of Regional Master’s Programmes and Diplomas in Human Rights and Democratisation (Global Campus of Human Rights) is a unique network of more than a hundred universities around the world with the overall aim of educating human rights defenders committed to upholding the universal values of human rights and democracy. Reflecting this international spirit and multidimensional approach, the course is taught by academics and experts drawn from all regions of the world and a cross-section of constituencies, enabling participants to benefit from rich and varied competences, experiences and knowledge.

MOOC Teaser


All the way through cross-border movements of people, gender is an important factor in many respects: it might determine causes and consequences of migration, impact on asylum procedures, and be a key factor in human rights violations. This is particularly true for refugee and migrant women and girls who remain overall the group most affected by gender-based violence (GBV). Drawing from expertise and examples at the global and regional level, this MOOC offers a multidisciplinary and multifaceted overview of standards, developments, challenges and opportunities in this area of human rights protection.

Course Features

Course Dates: 15 May - 10 July 2017 
Commitment: 5 hours/week
Requirements: participation in 6 weekly discussions and completion of 2 quizzes

Target Audience

The course is open to upper year undergraduates; postgraduates; NGO activists and practitioners interested in interdisciplinary human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment, migration; young lawyers and social scientists; active and motivated citizens from around the world.



At the end of the course, participants who have successfully completed all the requirements will receive a certificate confirming their participation.

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