Ending Violence Against Women (May 23 - June 8, 2023)

Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

Learn key concepts relating to gender-based violence and practice applying intersectional, transnational feminist tools to understand and address it.

This course is in English

What will you learn?

In this this course, participants will:

  • learn key concepts used to describe a wide array of violence against women, such as: sexual harassment, sexual trafficking, sexual violence (interpersonal and non-interpersonal), incest, interpersonal violence (domestic violence), gender-based hate crimes, honor crimes/killings, forced marriage, female genital Mutilation, and femicide/feminicidio (interpersonal and non-interpersonal)

  • practice applying intersectional, transnational feminist tools and frameworks for understanding and addressing violence against women within a historical and political context

  • reflect on violence against women in a global context, including femicide in Latin America, the murder and disappearance of Indigenous women in the U.S. and Canada, police brutality again Black women in the U.S., Iranian women’s movements, and violence against trans-women

  • learn about some of the common global policies and strategies (USAID, UN, etc.) related to violence against women and how they apply (and don’t apply) intersectional and transnational feminist approaches 

  • explore forms of activism and resistance, particularly the use of artistic forms to resist and eliminate violence against women

What resources do you need to do it?

Internet access

More about this training

Gender inequality has multiple expressions of violence against women that range from mild - such as discrimination and exclusion - to the most extreme, like femicide. In this training, we will explore and practice applying analytical frameworks, concepts, and tools for understanding and addressing violence against women. The training is rooted in intellectual, activist, and intersectional feminist analytical frameworks to provide a general yet profound understanding of how gender-based violence affects women and girls at a global scale. The course will also emphasize artistic forms of resistance. Participants will have the option to join a group project using artistic forms of expression to advocate for the elimination of violence against women.

Please note that there will be an emphasis on cisgendered women’s experiences of violence in Latin American countries. However, a wide variety of countries and genders will also be included. All participants will receive a copy of a participants manual or online resource drive with key terms, concepts, and handouts.

When: May 23 - June 8, 2023 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Format: Online, live, and interactive

Fees: Sliding scale from $100 to $850. For scholarships apply here. For accommodation scholarships (e.g., to cover translation or sign language interpretation) apply here

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information, please send an email to trainings[at]cynara.co

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