Human Dignity
Online Certificate Course in Gender and HIV/AIDS Training

6th September –  5th October 2018
Deadline for applications: 2nd September 2018
Fee: US$300.- due by 4th September 2018

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Course Description

The course will examine the inter-linkages between gender and HIV/AIDS, explore strategies to mainstreaming gender and HIV/AIDS at policy, programmes and implementation processes. However, there is limited gender conceptual clarity and application skills among key decision makers, practitioners, civil societies and private institutions and the inter-relationship with HIV/AIDS, policy and macro-economic issues. These limitations hamper efforts geared towards making gender and HIV/AIDS cross-cutting issues in development policies, programmes and processes. In view of the above, the course on Gender and HIV/AIDS is based on the understanding that gender and sexuality are significant factors in the sexual transmission of HIV and they also influence treatment, care and support. The prevention and management of the spread of HIV/AIDS is inextricably linked to achieving gender equality and women empowerment.


Course Objective

Gender and HIV/AIDS course will provide participants with a deeper understanding of:

  • the global history of HIV/AIDS epidemic and some of the myths about gender and HIV/AIDS;
  • key issues and concepts relating to HIV transmission, prevention, testing, stigma;
  • an overview of the gender dimension of HIV/AIDS and gender-based analysis;
  • the application of gender-based knowledge in the campaign against the HIV/AIDS pandemic;
  • the strategies that can address the challenges of HIV/AIDS from a gender perspective.

Expected Outcome:
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the difference between gender and sex;
  • Understand gender-based analysis;
  • Understand gender equality and equity, and understand the factors which make women more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS than men.

Participants in this course will have an opportunity to articulate with conceptual clarity key gender and sexuality concepts relating to policy issues around HIV and AIDS interventions; adopt a conceptual framework for gender analysis on the causality of inequalities in relation to HIV/ AIDS and plan, formulate gender sensitive interventions and indicators for monitoring gender impact on HIV/ AIDS in the areas of the specific mandate; and share information and experience on gender and HIV issues within their various regions.

The maximum number of course participants is 40. Participants who successfully complete the course will awarded a Certificate of Participation from the Institute.



Introductory Course in the Online Training System

Module 1: Introduction to Gender and HIV/AIDS

  • Introduction
  • Understanding HIV/AIDS
  • Understanding the Concepts of HIV/AIDS
  • Why Gender and HIV/AIDS
  • The Gender Dimension of HIV/AIDS
  • The link between Gender and HIV/AIDS
  • Basic Terms and Concepts Related to Gender and Sexuality
  • Assignment- 1

Module 2: Gender Analysis of HIV/AIDS

  • Introduction
  • HIV/AIDS and Men
  • HIV/AIDS and Women
  • HIV/AIDS and Young People
  • Understanding GBV and its Intersections with HIV/AIDS
  • The Role of Gender-based Violence in the Spread of HIV/AIDS
  • Assignment - 2

Module 3: Gender Sectoral Specific Issues

  • Gender, Violence and HIV/AIDS
  • Gender, Poverty and HIV/AIDS
  • Gender, Culture, Religion and HIV/AIDS
  • Gender, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS
  • Assignment - 3

Module 4: Mainstreaming Gender into HIV/AIDS Programmes and Projects

  • Overview of Gender Mainstreaming
  • Basic Steps for Mainstreaming Gender at the Organisational Level
  • Gender Mainstreaming in the Programme Cycle
  • Mainstreaming Gender in Specific Programmes
  • Incorporating Gender into HIV/AIDS Programmes/Projects
  • Assignment - 4

Module 5: Developing an Advocacy Strategy for Gender and HIV/AIDS

  • Understanding Advocacy and Related Concepts
  • Advocacy Process
  • Why Development an Advocacy Strategy?
  • Basic Steps to Implementing an Advocacy Strategy on Issues of Gender and HIV/AIDS
  • Planning Advocacy Campaign
  • Developing Advocacy Messages
  • Developing Advocacy Implementation Plan
  • Assignment - 5

Module 6: Final Examination

  • Final Examination
  • Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback


Additional Features

  • Online, interactive, self-paced and self-learning modules.
  • Assignments to test your knowledge and understanding before and after the test.
  • Opportunity to post comments, assignment answers, live chat etc.

Target Audience:
The course is aimed at gender focal points, women’s organisations, programs and project managers, researchers, policy-makers, HIV/AIDS activists, women leaders, health workers, social workers, students, staff of NGOs and CBOs, donor agencies, academics, volunteers, development actors, trainers, journalists, students, United Nations  Agency staff, government officials etc. 

Entry Requirement:
Students must have a current e-mail account, regular access to and general familiarity with the internet and mobile phones. Candidates should have a good written command of English language and high competence and comfort with computer and internet use.

Course Delivery:
Interaction with students will be via the Global Human Rights Leadership Training Institute training platform and all course notes and guidelines for study will be delivered and accessible to students in electronic format. (

The course modules is made available to the participants at the beginning of the course. At the end of each module, an assignment is completed by the students and marked by the course experts. Assignments are in the form of written assignments.

Award of the Certificates:
Statistics from previous courses showed that submission of assignments and receiving online tutoring help participants to integrate gender in their various activities. Certificates can be awarded only to those students who:

  1. Completed all assignments and Final Exam
  2. Obtain a combined final mark of 50% or more for the assignments and Final Exam.

Successful students will receive the GHRLTI Certification in Gender and HIV/AIDS Training.

Course Fee:
The course tuition fee is USD300. There is a limited amount of partial scholarships available for this course for applicants from developing countries and newly independent states, based on financial need.

Location: Online [Web-based]

Application Procedure:
The deadline for application is 2nd September 2018. While full tuition payment is due on 4th September 2018. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. You can also download application form at Participants are strongly urged to send their applications by email.

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