Self-paced

Self-paced courses are delivered online and can be accessed using a computer. Self-paced courses allow learners to access content at their pace, and from anywhere at any time. This type of course is mainly interactive and can include video, audio or animations to enhance the learning experience.

Street protest

Learning Modality: Self-paced

Date: Available online all year

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours for the 3 core modules required to receive the course certificate. Users may move through the optional thematic modules at their own pace.

Language: English, French and Spanish

Tuition fee: Open access until June 2017

This course aims to develop and/or strengthen awareness and understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment as a first step towards behavioral change and the integration of a gender perspective into everyday work for all UN staff at headquarters, regional and country levels.

It provides an introduction to the concepts, international framework, and methods for working toward gender equality and women’s empowerment. It also offers users the opportunity to make links between gender and specific thematic areas such as work; education; political participation; emergencies; peace and security; sexual and reproductive health; sexual and gender diversity and human rights; and violence against women.

Three core modules provide a common denominator for all UN system staff:

  • Gender concepts to get started;
  • International frameworks for gender equality; and
  • Promoting gender equality throughout the system. This module includes an introduction to the UN gender architecture and strategies to address the challenges to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Optional thematic modules can be accessed after the user completes the core modules. Some of these were developed in collaboration with partner agencies as identified below:

  • Women´s economic empowerment (UN Women)
  • Women’s leadership and decision-making (UN Women)
  • Violence against women and girls (UN Women)
  • Gender equality in the world of work (ILO)
  • Gender equality and education (UNESCO)
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights (UNFPA)
  • Gender equality in emergencies (WFP)
  • Women, peace and security (UN Women)
  • Trade and Gender Equality (UNCTAD)
  • Gender and Sustainable Industrial Development (UNIDO)

Upcoming thematic modules include:

  • Sexual and gender diversity and human rights (OHCHR and UNAIDS)
  • Gender Equality and Volunteerism (UNV)
  • Gender Equality and Migration (OIM)

To ensure knowledge on gender issues is translated from theory to practice, I Know Gender: How-To Series has been developed. The series includes the following modules:

  • Gender Equality Markers (UN Women)
  • Gender Equality and Sustainable Project Management (UNOPS)

Approximately 2.5 hours for the 3 core modules required to receive the course certificate. Users may move through the optional thematic modules at their own pace.

All UN System staff and others who are interested to learn about gender issues

Partner agencies which contributed optional thematic modules for the course include: ITC-ILO, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNV, WFP. Additionally, the following agencies participated in the peer review where consensus was reached on core modules and content: ESCWA, FAO, IAEA, IFAD, IOM, ITC-ILO, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF.

A Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer and Flash software is needed in order to view the course. Please note that the course will open in a separate pop-up window, therefore please ensure that pop-up blockers are de-activated. The participant will need a set of headphones or speakers as the course includes audio throughout the entire course.

Border patrol

Learning Modality: Self-paced

Date: Available online all year

Duration: Approximately 5 hours

Language: English, French, Spanish and Arabic

Tuition fee: Open access until June 2017

This course aims to integrate a gender perspective in border management training.

The course is devided into following modules:

  • Gender and Security Key concepts
  • Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Migrant Women
  • Preventing and Detecting Trafficking of Women for Purpose of Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Prevention in Moving Populations
  • Gender Equality in Border Management Work

Educators in national security schools and academies (police, military, etc.) and training centers for security sector staff whose mandate is to provide basic and ongoing training to border management staff, including border guards, migration and customs officials.

Prisoners

Learning Modality: Self-paced

Date: Available online all year

Duration: Approximately 5 hours

Language: English, French, Spanish and Arabic

Tuition fee: Open access until June 2017

This course aims to integrate a gender perspective in prison security personnel training.

The course is divided into following modules:

  • Gender and Security Key concepts
  • The Bangkok Rules: A Reference on treatment of women prisoners
  • Violence against Women Prisoners
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Prevention in Prisons
  • Maternity and Family Life in Prisons
  • Gender Equality in Prison Work

Educators in national penitentiary academies and training centers for security personnel, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and other institutions who are involved in training and capacity building of corrections personnel.

Woman reviewing documents

Learning Modality: Self-paced

Date: Available online all year

Duration: Approximately 9 hours

Language: English

Tuition fee: Free

This eLearning course is part of the UN Women professionalization initiative to strengthen the evaluation function, a comprehensive, hands-on programme aimed at developing core competencies in managing gender-responsive evaluation for UN Women staff. Created with contributions from UN Women staff located around the world, the initiative is comprised of the UN Women Evaluation Handbook, an eLearning course, and a coaching programme. The professionalization initiative was developed in collaboration between the Independent Evaluation Office, Human Resources and the Training Centre.

The course is divided into the following modules:

  • Introduction to gender-responsive evaluation
  • How to plan evaluations at UN Women
  • How to prepare for gender-responsive evaluation
  • Establishing the terms of reference for the evaluation
  • Gender responsive evaluation design
  • Managing the evaluation conduct
  • Ensuring high quality reports
  • Evaluation use and follow up
  • Communicating evaluation results

This course is open to anyone around the world, the primary audience is UN Women staff, in particular M&E Officers/focal points and other staff that manage evaluations, and the senior management involved in evaluation processes.

 

People in field

Learning Modality: Self-paced

Date: Available online all year

Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Language: English, French

Tuition fee: Free

To provide introductory guidance – through information and practical examples - on the fundamentals of applying a gender-equality approach to humanitarian programming.

The course is divided into the following modules:

  • Part One – Introduction
  • Part Two – Analysis and Application of Gender Equality (complete at least one of the eight thematic areas - camp management and coordination, education, food, livelihoods, health, non-food items, shelter, WASH).
  • Part Three – Next Steps

UN Women staff, gender focal points in UN agencies who are interested in humanitarian work, and all personnel engaged in humanitarian work.

Woman smiling

Learning Modality: Self-paced

Date: Available online all year

Duration: Approximately 4.5 hours

Language: English

Tuition fee: Free

This e-learning course has been developed to build organizational capacity towards attaining results in promoting gender equality.

The main aim of the course is to establish a minimum standard for an introductory orientation on gender equality and UN system coherence. More specifically, the course will:

  • Increase definitional and conceptual clarity on gender equality and gender mainstreaming
  • Create a shared and common understanding of gender equality at the conceptual and practical levels
  • Strengthen consistency and coherence towards a unified UN approach to gender equality programming
  • Accelerate systematic and sustained progress on women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality

This course is composed of the following modules:

  • Words, terms and language of gender equality
  • Women’s and girls’ rights, international commitments and culture
  • Gender mainstreaming in the UN
  • Working together for results on gender equality
  • Using UN system guidance and mechanisms at the national level
  • Integrating gender equality into national processes
  • Gender equality in humanitarian settings/action and beyond
  • Gender equality with men and boys

All United Nations System Staff

UN peacekeepers

Learning Modality: Self-paced

Date: Available online all year

Duration: Approximately 4.5 hours

Language: English, French and Spanish

Tuition fee: Free

The aim of this three-course suite is to raise awareness of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security in order to build capacities for its implementation at the regional and national levels.

The aim of this three-course suite is to raise awareness of the seven UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security in order to build capacities for their implementation and to promote sustainable practices and policies at the regional and national levels. Each course focuses on the efforts, challenges, and prospects of this agenda in their respective world regions: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Access the course.

Each course focuses on the efforts, challenges, and prospects of building capacities for their implementations in their respective world regions: Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. The courses introduce the participants to the specific women, peace and security issues in the respective regions and specific entry points towards the implementation of the resolution provisions.

The courses were especially designed for people who work in the area of peace and security in each of the three geographic regions and who require a practical tool to support and facilitate the implementation of the women, peace, and security agenda.

Man writing

Learning Modality: Self-paced

Date: Available online all year

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Language: English (French and Spanish will be available soon)

Tuition fee:

To provide understanding on masculinity and its connection with violence against women and girls, and identify actions to challenge harmful masculine norms and practices as a process to promote gender justice.

The course is divided into the following modules:

  • Masculinity matters
  • Learning to be men
  • Masculinities and VAW/G
  • From patriarchal masculinities to transformative masculinities

All who are interested to learn about masculinities and VAW/G.

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Woman folding clothes   

Learning Modality: Self-paced

Date: Available online all year

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Language: English (French and Spanish will be available soon)

Tuition fee:

To provide an introduction on care, care work, and care economy. It will enhance awareness, knowledge and understanding on the critical place care occupies in human development, gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The course is divided into the following modules:

  • What is care?
  • How is care organized?
  • Problems with care
  • Fixing care

All who are interested to learn about care economy and women’s economic empowerment.

Registration currently closed