Human Dignity
Online Certificate Course on Gender Mainstreaming

13th December 2017 – 17th January 2018
New Deadline for applications: 12th December 2017
Fee: US$300.- due by 13th December 2017


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Course Description

Gender mainstreaming is a strategy to achieve gender equality. This strategy aims at making visible the different impacts on or impact of women and men in a given context. It involves the recognition that the gender division of labor and its associated norms, values and ideologies are defined by a complex of power relations which tend to accord to women lesser political voice, social/cultural value, and access to and control over economic resources. This course aims to improve participants’ ability to deal with special interventions for gender equality and mainstreaming of gender equality when designing, implementing and monitoring development interventions.

The course covers practical strategies and skills for mainstreaming gender – including the use of gender planning frameworks; addressing gender issues in logical frameworks and developing gender policies. Critical analysis of current theory and practice is encouraged throughout the course.


Course Objectives

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

  1. Understand the key gender concepts, themes and gender mainstreaming processes;
  2. Understand gender mainstreaming as a strategy to achieve gender equality;
  3. Develop awareness of the challenges to gender mainstreaming and build competency to address these challenges;
  4. Explain and differentiate the various frameworks for gender analysis as means of gender mainstreaming;
  5. Strengthen the capacity of relevant actors to apply gender mainstreaming effectively in their organizations or institutions


Course Benefits

After completion of this course, participants should have acquired the skills to contribute towards the implementation of gender mainstreaming in their organisations, workplace and communities.


Course Outlines/Modules:

This one month part-time course comprises eight (8) modules which include:-


Pre- Training

  • Introductory course in the online training system
  • Course navigation and guide
  • Explanation of the course resources
  • Pre-course assessment


Module 1: Understanding the Concept of Gender

  • Introduction
  • Definition of gender and sex
  • Difference between gender and sex
  • Social construction of gender
  • Gender roles and stereotypes
  • Gender related concepts
  • Definition of key gender concepts and terms
  • Assignment


Module 2: Gender from a Development Perspective

  • Introduction
  • The Concept of Gender and Development
  • Women in development and gender approaches
  • Identifying practical gender needs and strategic interests
  • Assignment


Module 3: Gender Analysis and Frameworks

  • Introduction
  • The concept of gender analysis
  • Gender analysis frameworks and tools
  • Gender analysis in development
  • Application of gender analysis tools
  • Assignment


Module 4: Gender Mainstreaming

  • Introduction
  • Understanding gender mainstreaming
  • Gender mainstreaming methods
  • Building a gender mainstreaming strategy and action plan
  • Tools for gender mainstreaming
  • Practical application of gender mainstreaming in development work
  • Assignment


Module 5: Gender Mainstreaming in the Project Cycle

  • Introduction
  • Basic concepts on gender mainstreaming within the projects
  • Gender mainstreaming in the different project cycle stages/phases
  • Gender mainstreaming in proposals writing
  • Assignment


Module 6: Gender Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Introduction
  • The concept of gender monitoring and evaluation
  • Types of indicators in gender monitoring and evaluation
  • Gender Sensitive Indicators
  • How to develop gender sensitive indicators
  • Designing the gender monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Assignment


Module 7: Gender-based Analysis (GBA) and Policy Development

  • Introduction
  • Understanding the concept of gender-based analysis
  • Gender-based analysis and the policy development process
  • Benefits of integrating GBA in projects and policy development
  • Steps to mainstreaming gender into the policy-making process
  • Assignment


Module 8: Gender and Advocacy

  • Introduction
  • The concept of advocacy
  • Understanding elements of advocacy
  • Different steps in gender advocacy
  • Developing and crafting gender advocacy messages
  • Effective advocacy in gender equality and women empowerment
  • Assignment


Final Assessment/ Conclusion

  • Final assessment
  • Feedback/Post-evaluation


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:

This course is designed for women and men in governments, donor agencies and NGOs, non-profits, students, as well as individual consultants and trainers, who have the responsibility of mainstreaming gender in development organisations and in national policy processes. Also, not left out is managers, executives, and other staff working on gender issues.


Entry Requirement:

Participants must have a current e-mail account, regular access to and general familiarity with the internet and mobile phones.


Course Delivery:

Interaction with participants will be via the Global Human Rights Leadership Training platform and all course notes and guidelines for study will be delivered and accessible to participants on the platform ( The course modules are made available to the participants at the beginning of the course. At the end of each module, an assignment is completed by the participants and marked by the course experts. Assignments are in the form of written assignments.


Award of Certificates:

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

  1. Completed at least 70% of all assignments and final assessment;
  2. Obtain a combined final mark of 50% or more for the assignments and final assessment.

Successful participants will receive the GHRLTI specialized Certificate on Gender Mainstreaming (GM) to validate their skills and knowledge.


Course Fee:

The course fee is US$300. There is a limited amount of partial scholarships available for this course for applicants from developing countries and newly independent states, based on financial needs. The course fee covers certificate of training, learning materials and post-training consultations.


Course Location: Online [web-based]


Registration Procedure:

The deadline for application is 12th December 2017, while full tuition payment is due on or before 13th December 2017. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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