Post Graduate Diploma in Gender-Based Violence

Violence against women in conflict situations has reached epidemic levels and is a continuation of what happens in the lives of women during peacetime. Women and girls of all ages are raped and abducted to serve as sexual slaves; pregnant women are physically assaulted; and many women have been murdered or infected with HIV/AIDS. Violence against women during conflict situations becomes multiplied and intensified many times over, as women’s bodies become “battle grounds” where opposing forces fight to gain control. Since women do not have the same rights as men, they remain victims of gender-based violence and discrimination.

Gender based violence has been recognized as a global public health and human rights problem that leads to high rates of morbidity and mortality, including gynecological problems, sexually transmitted infections, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance dependence, suicide, and mortality.

Course Content

  • Understanding Gender Based violence
  • Framework for addressing GBV in Emergencies
  • Preventing GBV in Emergencies
  • Responding to GBV in Emergencies


Module 1: Introduction to Gender Based Violence

Module 2: Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights

Module 3: Action against Domestic violence

Module 4: International Legal Human Rights Instruments Related to GBV

Module 5: Action against Gender-based Violence

Module 6: Violence Against girls and Women

Module 7: Women and Social Construction of Gender

Module 8: Gender Mainstreaming

Module 9: Combating Gender Based Violence

Module 10: The protection of refugees and their right to seek asylum


Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our Online Learning Platform
  • Students should commit approximately 5-6 hours of their time per week

Materials Provided:

Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments at the end of every month.

Regions Targeted: Global

Courses Fees €1500

Course duration: 1 year (2 semesters)

To register for the course, contact:

The Director of Admissions
Strategia, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands

Tel: +31 616950 384


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