About Us

The UN Women Training Centre is UN Women’s training unit.

We work to strengthen skills and knowledge on gender equality through transformative training that enables UN agencies, governments, civil society and other partners to realize commitments to gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights.

Through training for gender equality, we contribute to building a society that respects and promotes human rights for all women and men.

About us

What is training for gender equality?

Training for gender equality is a transformative, long-term process to effect individual and collective transformation towards gender equality through consciousness raising, empowering learning, knowledge building and skills development.

Training for gender equality is a strategy that helps women, men and people of diverse gender identities to build gender competence and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for advancing gender equality in their daily lives and work. It is a continuous and long-term process that requires political will and commitment of all parties in order to create an inclusive, aware and competent society to promote gender equality. Gender Equality

Training for gender equality is a key part of delivering our commitments on equal human rights for all and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 5 (‘gender equality and women’s empowerment’).

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Training Centre Services:

  • Technical assistance: content development, design, implementation, documentation, evaluation, and participatory methodologies to develop courses and training resources
  • Quality Standards in Training for Gender Equality in partnership with leading institutions
  • Periodic needs assessment on learning and training
  • Learning facilities to conduct face-to-face training
  • eLearning Campus for online training
  • Databases of training institutions, opportunities and resources
  • Custom-made training upon request
  • Training courses available on a continuous and/or scheduled basis

Courses upon request:

The Training Centre offers support in the coordination of the following courses:

  • Looking within: Understanding masculinity and Violence Against Women and Girls.
    The course aims to provide reflexive space for men and women to deepen understanding on and reflect upon gender practices, masculinities, power system and hierarchies, and implications on violence against women and girls; and to challenge harmful masculine norms, practices, and status-quo as a first step toward personal change.
  • Training of Trainers: Working on the Migration-Development Nexus from a Gender Perspective:
    This course aims to provoke thinking and action around migration and development from a gender and rights-based perspective, bringing to the fore the gender dimensions of migration, remittances from a gender perspective, feminization of migration for care work, and migrant women’s rights.
  • Empowering UN System Gender Focal Points:
    This course aims to strengthen capacity of UN System gender focal points in their specific role and functions in advancing gender equality within their own organizations. It also promotes the building of a community to encourage discussion and sharing of good practices.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

  1. Who can take our courses?
    The TC serves government counterparts, the UN system, UN Women staff, civil society organizations, and individuals around the world interested in gender equality.
  2. How much do courses cost?
    Price listings and information on scholarships are available upon request.
  3. How do I find out what courses are being offered?
    Consult the course catalogue.
  4. Are the courses set programmes or can the Training Centre customize a programme to suit my organization's training needs?
    While some courses are only delivered as open courses, others can be customized to respond to specific learning needs, times and settings of each agency or organization.
  5. How much time do I have to complete a course?
    Each course has a different time estimate. Please check the course description to see time approximation.
  6. Can I do my online training on an iPad or iPhone?
    This depends on the course. Some of our online training is Adobe Flash-based which is not currently supported by either the iPhone, iPad or Android OS devices. It will work, however, on other tablets supporting Adobe Flash.
  7. Who do I contact if I have more questions?
    IT Helpdesk

Other Training Centre Platforms:

  • Training for Gender Equality Community of Practice
    This is a knowledge-sharing platform (available in English, French and Spanish) for trainers and experts on gender equality. It features good practices and innovative tools, promotes information-sharing and inspires discussion on key issues related to training for gender equality.
Last modified: Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 7:29 PM