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[afro-nets] Course Announcement: Women's Health, Empowerment and Masculinities - Policy Advocacy Training

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:  
http://www.genderjustice.org.za/international-programmes-networks/menengage-africa/menengage-africa-training-initiative-mati/mati-2016/

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 
government officials.

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:  
http://www.genderjustice.org.za/news-item/applications-mati-2016-now-open/

For questions, please contact the course leader:
Dr. Paula Tavrow, 
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, 
mailto:ptavrow@ucla.edu
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