Gender-based violence in the context of migration [Online course]

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation
Start date: 
15 May 2017
End date: 
10 Jul 2017

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.

Learning objectives

On completion of the course, participants will be able to gain:

  • Insights on international developments concerning GBV and migration and associated key challenges.
  • Knowledge of international legal instruments to prevent, combat and eradicate GBV.
  • Knowledge about the GBV challenges associated with the gender-related dimensions of refugee status, asylum, nationality and statelessness at each stage of the displacement cycle.
  • Knowledge about the role of key actors, and the challenges they are facing in enforcing and promoting a violence- and fear-free world.


The course encompasses an 8-week period. Participants are expected to engage in approximately 40 hours of active learning through readings, videos, podcasts, discussions, webinars and quizzes. The course is based on a participatory approach aimed at developing and reinforcing personal critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning. Case studies will be used to identify cross-regional and cross-cutting issues and enable a multidimensional understanding of practical application.

Type of learning: 
Children and Migration

This project is funded by: