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Gender-Based Violence

Graduate Certificate

Examine the root causes of gender-based violence and work toward advancing the well-being, equality and human rights of those most impacted.


Develop an advanced understanding of the root causes of gender-based violence and the skills necessary to advance the well-being, equality and human rights of those most impacted. This program provides a transdisciplinary and applied approach to human rights and an intersectional, postcolonial, feminist and anti-racist framework for understanding gender-based violence. 

You will connect with leading practitioners from around the world and complete hands-on, real-world projects with community members through independent studies, internships and the project course.

This certificate will be particularly valuable to practitioners who work in organizations supporting survivors of gender-based violence, professionals who work with victims of gender-based crimes, students graduating from relevant degree programs like public health, anthropology, sociology or psychology, and anyone interested in integrating an

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Career Level: Graduate Certificate
Degree: Graduate Certificate
College: College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $500
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

The core curriculum for this program is comprised of 12 credits:

  • HRTS 530: Understanding Gender-Based Violence
  • HRTS 531: Femicide/Feminicide
  • HRTS 521: Community-Based Research in Gender-Based Violence
  • HRTS 598B: Gender-Based Violence Project – Complete a project approved by your faculty advisor that addresses gender-based violence. This could take such forms as a community arts project and its documentation, a documentary film, a more traditional thesis or master’s paper, a research project completed with community members, or other substantial output for public dissemination.
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