Women’s health and human rights issues are complex, broad and diverse. This course attempts to present an overview of women’s health and human rights concerns from a comparative international perspective. Taking into consideration women’s life span (from birth to adulthood) the courses dissects various socio-legal implications on women’s health and human rights such as unequal access to education, vulnerability to sexual violence and abuse, maternal mortality and challenges associated with feministic approaches toward implementing change. The course draws from a wide range of sources, including information about women’s advocacy in Canada.
Introduction: Women’s Health and Human Rights Concepts, Theories and Normative Approaches
International and National Women’s Human Rights Laws
Growth Curve: Birth, Childhood, Adolescence and Womanhood
Poverty and Social Impact: Access to Health, Education, Food, and Employment
Youth and Adolescent Girls: Body Image, Sexuality and Relationships
Sexual and Reproductive Health: Puberty, Maternity, Motherhood
Vulnerability: Violence, Abuse, and Discrimination
Women and the Court Systems International and National Perspectives
Women in Conflicts: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
Trafficked and Smuggled Women
Women’s Mental Health and Disabilities
Aging, Illness and Resilience
Feminism, Advocacy and Women’s Work
Graduate students, professionals, and exceptional upper level undergraduates
Legal practitioners, women’s rights advocates, international development workers, aid workers, public health practitioners, psychologists, counselors, policy makers, upper level university students in women/gender studies, health administrators, researchers, etc.
Although this class will take a lecture format it will be highly interactive providing opportunity for students to simulate court cases, groups and women leaders.
Next course event — forthcoming
Course Venue: Accra, Ghana
Teaching Mode: Instructor-led In-class
Course Fee: US $475 *US $250 per delegate (20% group discount for 10+ delegates) – *Fee with Partial Scholarship
Next Course: 30.11 – 2.12.2017
Course Length: 3 full training days
Time: 10:00 – 17:00