Lebanese American University

Continuing Education Program

Gender in Development and Humanitarian Assistance (GDHA)

CORE COURSES

Course 1: Fundamentals of Gender Equality

This course provides foundational knowledge in conceptual and theoretical frameworks and key debates underpinning gender issues. The course focuses on gender in the context of the Arab world, as well as the ‘why’ and  ‘how’ of gender equality.

Topics covered include: gender concepts and theories, femininities and masculinities, gender roles and relations, rights and power, intersectionality, and human rights

Course 2:  Gender and Development

This course provides a foundation for the study of gender and development (GAD), building a fundamental knowledge base, engaging with key debates, and critically assessing GAD policies and practices.

Topics covered include: impact of social norms on gender roles and relations, understanding gender across different development sectors, gender and development in practice, gender and development in the Arab world

Course 3:  Gender in Emergencies

This course addresses gender issues in the context of emergencies – both conflict and natural disaster. It explains why emergencies are more dangerous for women and addresses practical strategies for protection of women and girls in emergency settings.Topics covered include: introduction to emergencies, how emergencies differ for women and men, gender issues in emergency settings understanding gender issues across different emergency sectors, gender in emergencies in the Arab world

Course 4: Gender Mainstreaming

Gender mainstreaming is a strategy to achieve gender equality. This course provides practical guidance on including women and men at every stage of the program cycle — from planning to implementation to evaluation. This course provides participants with comprehensive knowledge of gender mainstreaming and gender analysis. It draws on best practice and case studies from around the world.

Topics covered include: gender mainstreaming fundamentals, gender integration framework, gender analysis, tools for gender mainstreaming and analysis, gender mainstreaming in development and humanitarian settings.

Course 5: Gender and Data

This course addresses the importance of data to advance gender issues, including safe and ethical techniques for data collection, sharing, and management. Participants gain understanding of the various methods and modalities for data collection in development and humanitarian settings.

Topics covered include: sex-disaggregated data, qualitative and quantitative data, data management, safe and ethical data guidance, tools and resources for gender monitoring and evaluation

 

GENDER INTEGRATION SPECIALIZATION

Course 1: Gender and Health

This course outlines the gendered dynamics of health issues in both development and humanitarian settings. This includes challenges and practical interventions to address gender and health and key health issues such as sexual and reproductive health, communicable diseases, and gender-based violence.

Topics covered include: gender dynamics in health, conditions and consequences, women’s health in development settings, women’s health in humanitarian settings, key health issues and challenges, gender and health in the Arab world.

Course 2: Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality

This course examines critical concepts such as masculinity, patriarchy and intersectionality in order to engage men and boys in gender equality programming in both development and humanitarian settings. Participants will think critically about engaging men and boys both as change agents and as target groups in realizing gender equality and gender justice.

Topics covered include: men, masculinities and gender, engaging men across specific sectors, opportunities and challenges in engaging men and boys in gender equality programming, engaging men in the Arab world.

Course 3: Gender, Human Rights and Social Justice

This course provides participants with an understanding of the legal and normative frameworks on gender and human rights, examining international and regional human rights systems. The course explores case studies illustrating practical applications of human rights in humanitarian and development settings. Participants gain skills necessary for the advancement of social justice through a gender lens.

Topics covered include: origins and evolution of gender equality and its links to human rights and social justice, international normative and legal framework for gender equality and human rights, key women’s human rights issues, analyses of the ‘gender and human rights’ agenda, intersectionality and cultural relativism.

Course 5: Gender and Socioeconomic Empowerment

This course outlines the gendered dynamics of poverty and socioeconomic empowerment in both development and humanitarian settings. This includes challenges and practical interventions to address economic empowerment including vocational training, micro lending, and other strategies.

Topics covered include: gender dynamics of socio-economic empowerment, patterns of inequality, modalities for socioeconomic empowerment in development and humanitarian settings, challenges to socioeconomic empowerment, gender and socioeconomic empowerment in the Arab world.

Course 5: Gender and Education

This course outlines the gendered dynamics of education in both development and humanitarian settings. This includes challenges and practical interventions to address gender and education, including how education can be a site to either reinforce or to counter gender inequalities.

Topics covered include: gender dynamics in education, conditions and consequences, mainstreaming gender equality in education, types of education: formal and informal.

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE SPECIALIZATION

Course 1: Introduction to Gender-based Violence

This course introduces participants to gender-based violence (GBV) including the root cause, forms and consequences of GBV, GBV across the life cycle, and services and support for GBV survivors. Participants learn about sites of violence and violence in society – in both development and humanitarian settings.

Topics covered include: Introduction to gender-based violence, types of GBV, contributing factors and consequences, sites of violence, services and support for survivors.

Course 2: Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response

The course covers the specific actions and actors engaged in GBV prevention and response in both development and humanitarian settings. Participants learn the guiding principles and approaches to GBV prevention and response as well as the roles of various sectors in the multi-sectoral model.

Topics covered include: GBV guiding principles, GBV approaches, prevention strategies, GBV response using the multi-sectoral model.

Course 3: Gender-based Violence Holistic Care

This course introduces participants to holistic care, also known as case management. Participants learn holistic care as a process and the role of the holistic care supporter as well as understanding survivor-centered and ethical care principles. The course covers the stages of holistic care: preparing, listening, assessing, informing and protecting, planning and implementing, and documenting and following up.

Topics covered include: understanding holistic care, role of the holistic care supporters, understanding survivor-centered care and ethical principles, survivor-centered communication skills, stages of holistic care.

Course 4: Gender-based Violence: Children and Vulnerable Groups

The course focuses on global standards for supporting child survivors and other vulnerable groups. Working with child survivors and vulnerable groups requires specific training and is different from working with adult survivors. This course covers vulnerabilities of specific groups as well as guidance on rights and protection needs.

Topics covered include: special care for child survivors, types of vulnerable groups, safety and ethical standards, best interest of the child, child protection, child-focused legislation, specific needs of vulnerable groups.

Course 5: Gender-based Violence Coordination

The course addresses practical GBV coordination techniques needed to work with a broad range of actors. Coordination includes building a multi-sectoral response and agreeing on Standard Operating Procedures for GBV prevention and response.

Topics covered include: purpose of GBV coordination mechanisms and actors, multi-sectoral model, standard operating procedures, referral systems.

 

 


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