Educating Leaders in Gender Equality

GenderPro at GW

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The GenderPro Initiative 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.

GenderPro consists of several components including a rigorous, competency-based educational course and credentialing program for mid to senior level development and humanitarian professionals created to prepare gender professionals to perform their work more effectively, a Resource Library and a Training Centre.

The GenderPro Capacity Building Programme consists of a combination of online learning and action learning projects facilitated by expert mentors, using internationally recognized best practices & approaches and backed by field-recognized credentials. The applications for cohorts are rolling and can be found by clicking here.

The GenderPro Credential is a competency-based credentialing assessment that can be taken with or without taking the course. 

Our Institute held a webinar to celebrate the launch of the GenderPro Credential which discusses the different compoent of the GenderPro Initiative and also features a panel with students sharing their experience.

The webinar recording can be viewed at this link



Researching Violence against Women and Girls (Online course)

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GWI developed an online course for the Masters in Public Health program entitled “Researching Violence

against Women and Girls.” The 2-credit course examines the intersection of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and public health, showing the significant impact that violence has on the health of survivors, survivors’ children, and communities.  The course, offered annually, offers expertise from several instructors including Dr. Mary Ellsberg, GWI founder and Executive Director, and Dr. Manuel Contreras, GWI Director of Research.