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GenderPro at GW

The GenderPro Capacity Building & Credentialing Program, hosted at the George Washington University in partnership with UNICEF, the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and the George Washington University College of Professional Studies, is professionalizing the gender and development field and equipping development and humanitarian professionals with the skills they need to meaningfully address gender in their work.

The GenderPro Capacity Building Program is a first-of-its-kind course designed to educate international development professionals on the skills and knowledge they need to integrate gender into their existing programs and the best approaches to improve the lives of women and girls around the world. The course consists of about 30 hours of facilitated online learning over 14 weeks, an applied practicum focused on a work deliverable, and a  in person residential course in Washington, D.C at the conclusion of the program. 

Our second cohort will begin on September 16th, 2019. The applications for cohorts are rolling. Eligible participants are mid- to senior-level global development, gender, and/or humanitarian professionals who are interested in deepening their skills in integrating gender into development programming. 


You can learn more information about the GenderPro Capacity Building Program and apply at the following link: https://genderpro.gwu.edu.

 

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What works to prevent violence against women and girls in conflict and humanitarian crisis: Synthesis Brief

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is an important human rights concern and a pervasive issue affecting women and girls during times of conflict and humanitarian crisis. Over the last five years, the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls research programme, funded by UK Aid, has been conducting research to expand the international community’s knowledge around VAWG and the effectiveness of programmes that seek to prevent and respond to this violence. This new brief synthesises the key results of What Works studies as well as other findings from contemporaneous research efforts published since 2015. It aims to provide an up-to-date resource for practitioners, policymakers and researchers on the state of evidence on VAWG in conflict and humanitarian settings and makes recommendations for VAWG policy, programming, and future research priorities.

Read the brief

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"Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive and under-reported human rights violation in the world."

 

Mary Ellsberg,
Director, Global Women's Institute

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"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful."

Malala Yousafzai

 

 

 

A bold initiative at a premier institution