GCED by ThemesOngoingInstructor-led

Take action against violence against women

Application 10-06-2022 ~ 10-20-2022
Learning 10-28-2022 ~ 11-30-2022(5 [[study_weeks]])
Course ID 2022_80_CL002_1_0_0
  • Fixed Deadlines

  • Application & Selection Process

  • 1:1 Interaction with the Instructor

  • Downloadable Certificate
    Earn a certificate upon the completion

  • 100% Free

About the Course

Rape, domestic violence, and sexual harassment are ugly words but a reality to one in three women worldwide.

Violence against Women (VAW) is pervasive and pressing human rights issue in the world today. It is both an “abhorrent crime and a public health emergency, with far-reaching consequences for millions of women and girls in every corner of the globe.”Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the incidence of VAW.

Through the course, participants will gain a deeper understanding of VAW. The course unpackages how women’s rights are human rights and provides knowledge on the role of UN Human Rights instruments that promote gender equality.
This course will give you the tools to create your campaign to promote gender equality and prevent VAW. Each participant is expected to plan an online or offline campaign either individually or in a group to promote gender equality and prevent VAW. 


An *exciting component* of this course is that during Week 4, the participants will plan an online forum for Sat. November 26 to commemorate 16 days of Activism against Violence against Women. Please note that November 25 is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

We can all play a role in preventing gender-based violence and be a changemaker!


Six (6) modules will be over five (5) weeks. Each week starts every Monday when you will be given resources as preparation. The five live sessions will be every Tuesday except for the online forum (The online forum will be scheduled for Saturday, November 26). Every Module will start at 10 PM (KST, GMT+9).


Module No Session day Title
1 Tue. November 1  Gender Equality & Gender-Based Violence 

Tue. November 8 

Advocacy Project Framework & Planning for the Online Forum

3 Tue. November 15 

FEMINISM & Violence against Women (VAW)

4 Tue. November 22


5 Sat. November 26 Online Forum
6 Tue. November 29 Presentation of Campaigns by participants

*NOTE: During the course, participation in live zoom sessions (as well as Online Forum on Sat. November 26) is mandatory for students. Please check the following timeline, and make sure you are available with the schedule of live sessions.




Ivy N Josiah is a Malaysian women’s human rights advocate and a gender consultant cum trainer.  Ivy is the former President and Executive Director of Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO- www.wao.org.my ), where over 20 years she developed WAO’s shelter services and advocacy strategies for law and policy reform. WAO opened Malaysia’s first shelter for survivors of domestic violence in 1982.


She has a strong background in women’s human rights addressing multiple forms of discrimination against women and has conducted trainings in over 15 countries. She is currently writing and pod casting stories about the women’s movement in Malaysia, she remains active in civil society. Ivy is also a member of Five Arts Centre.  

She loves to advocate, dance, cook and create. 

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