Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Human Rights Graduate Courses in Summer-Fall 2023

May 11, 2023


Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Human Rights
Graduate Courses in Summer-Fall 2023

HRTS  531: Feminicides / Femicides (Summer Session 1: May 15-June 30)
Femicide/feminicide is the targeted killing of women and girls because they are female. Students will learn about scholarship, activism, and legal policies related to femicide/feminicide as well as activism to eradicate it.  Root causes and psychologies are explored as well as compounding forms of violence, especially intimate partner violence, but also forced sterilization, forced motherhood, and sexual violence.

HRTS  530: Understanding Gender-Based Violence (Summer Session 2: July 3-August 18) Gender-based violence (GBV)-- which includes sexual violence, intimate partner violence, femicide/feminicide, and gender-based hate crimes -- is a national and international pandemic. This course provides an overview, in the US and internationally, of demographics, legal policies and advocacy efforts, and strategies for prevention and response to GBV. An intersectional framework covers psychology and root causes and introduces trauma- and healing-informed approaches and techniques.

HRTS  521 Community-Based Participatory Action Research for Gender-Based Violence (Fall Session 1: August 21 – October 11) Community-based participatory action research (CBPAR) projects can advance the right to be free from violence among women and LGBTQ+ communities. Students will learn how community members participate in all stages of the research process regarding gender-based violence and also will work hand-in-hand with faculty and community members in designing and running two CBPAR projects.