Gender-based violence in the context of migration
The course encompasses a 6-week period. Participants are expected to engage in approximately 30 hours of active learning through readings, videos, discussions, group-work/role-plays and quizzes.
The course is articulated in three modules:
Module 1 starts with a discussion on real-life examples of violations of the human rights of migrant and refugee women and girls and then goes on to introduce key concepts, definitions and elements of GBV with attention to the development of the international discourse and related human rights instruments on the topic.
Module 2 is dedicated to the interplay of migration, gender and violence analysed through a human rights lens and examples from different regions of the world.
Module 3 concludes the course with a look at practical implications, challenges but also positive examples and opportunities for change.
Module 1 - Gender-based violence (GBV)
10 - 16 June 2019
GBV as a global challenge (focus on migration)
François Crépeau, McGill University
Maria Daniella Marouda, Panteion University of Athens
Helena Ferro de Gouveia, Professional Journalist
17 - 23 June 2019
Conceptual and empirical approaches on GBV
Prof. Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides, University of Cyprus
24 - 30 June 2019
GBV and Legal Rules: Can Human Rights Instruments protect potential victims?
Prof. Teresa Pizarro Beleza, NOVA New University of Lisbon
Module 2 - Migration, gender and violence
1 - 7 July 2019
Migration and gender
Prof. Nicola Piper, Queen Mary University of London
Pablo Ceriani Cernadas, UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families
8 - 14 July 2019
Migration, gender and violence
Dr. Ryszard Cholewinski, ILO’s Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut
Prof. Amparita Sta. Maria, Ateneo Human Rights Center, Manila
Rita Chemaly, Saint Joseph University, Beirut
Module 3 - From theory to practice
15 - 21 July 2019
Policy and practice implications
Renate Frech, UNHCR
Laura Pasquero, Médecins Sans Frontières