Sonke Gender Justice, MenEngage Africa, and the Center of Expertise in Women's
Health & Empowerment at the University of California Global Health Institute
have joined together to offer an intensive, interdisciplinary course in
Gaborone, Botswana, in September 2016. The course is entitled, "Women's
Health, Empowerment and Masculinities: Policy Advocacy Training."
Through case studies and exercises, participants will learn how to build
women's empowerment and gender norms transformation into health policy advocacy
activities to maximize their effectiveness. A version of this course has been
offered in the past in Nairobi (Kenya) and California (USA). For testimonials
from 2015, see:
The course duration is two weeks, 9 AM to 5 PM, including Saturdays.
The course dates are: September 1st to 14th, 2016.
Expected participants: Health and development NGO staff, graduate students,
junior faculty members, lawyers, gender activists, health professionals and
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: * Describe
various aspects of women's health, masculinities, and gender disparities in
society; * Explain and incorporate empowerment theories (including gender
theory) into their work: * Design, implement and evaluate policy advocacy
strategies; and * Develop and present an advocacy campaign incorporating
women's health, masculinities, and empowerment.
Faculty: The course faculty will include prominent gender theorists and
activists, program development practitioners, social justice activists, policy
experts and academics.
Criteria: Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree, be fluent in English,
and have prior experience in health/gender programmes or policies.
Spaces are limited! Cost is $599 including all course materials, instructors,
lodging, food, and excursions. Travel is not included. Deadline to apply is
August 10, 2016.
For more details, see:
For questions, please contact the course leader:
Dr. Paula Tavrow,
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health,