Women’s Rights

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This course aims at spreading the principles of justice and equality of opportunities between genders.

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This course aims at spreading awareness on the status of women’s rights in the Arab world, highlighting the experience of Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia. It aims at exposing the learner to (i) important concepts including feminism and human rights, (ii) the fundamental principles of substantive equality and nondiscrimination;(iii) gender and gender based violence; and (iv) the importance of women empowerment in all aspects of life, with a special focus on women economic and political empowerment.

The course will have two learning plans, one is specialised and extensive with 42 segments, and the other, brief and high level, with 20 segments.

The extensive -specialized- learning plan shall cover the following topics:

– The evolution of women’s rights in the Arab world and internationally

– The international legal framework governing women’s rights

– Fundamental concepts such as feminism, formal and substantive equality, and non discrimination

– The concepts of Gender v. Sex

– Forms of violence against women and national frameworks governing same;

– Women economic and political empowerment

The short – high level- learning plan shall cover the following topics:

– Fundamental concepts such as feminism, formal and substantive equality, and non discrimination;

– The concepts of Gender v. Sex;

– Forms of violence against women and national frameworks governing same; and

– Women economic and political empowerment

What you’ll learn

The importance of equality and non-discrimination as fundamental elements of justice in society

General legal framework governing women’s rights at the international level

Forms of violence and discrimination against women

The type of equality sought and its attainment

The ability to distinguish acts, practices, policies and legislation that discriminate against women

Certain legal and societal barriers to women’s access to their rights

The importance of women’s empowerment and participation in all aspects of political, social, cultural, and economic life

Economic and political empowerment of women

The importance of adopting and addressing women’s issues given their issues that related to the society as a whole

Community organising and claim making

The importance of involving men in the dialogue

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