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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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Violence against Adolescent Girls: Trends and lessons for East Africa

This research study examines the unique experience of adolescent girls by specifically exploring the types of gender-based violence and the drivers of this violence affecting this group within the context of South Sudan, where women and girls experience high levels of gender inequality and subordination. Key findings from this mixed-methods research can inform policymakers, UN agencies and donors as they identify and support programs that will effectively prevent and respond to violence against adolescent girls in conflict and humanitarian settings.

Read the full report and policy 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