No prior qualifications are required, but you should have some awareness and understanding of issues concerning gender-based violence, including domestic abuse and sexual exploitation and should be in sympathy with the aims of the movement to eradicate violence against women.
10 or 20 credit points at SCQF level 9
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Part-time: four days
Please see www.scottishwomensaid.co.uk/training/newsscript.pl or contact course organiser for further details
Attendance at two 2-day workshops in Edinburgh is required. The remainder of study is at home or in your workplace. .
£270 per 10 credits
Funding may be available - please visit the SDS website to check.
If you are in receipt of any form of state benefit (including Working Tax credits) and are studying part-time at undergraduate level then you may be eligible for a
Fee Waiver .
This course does not offer professional registration.
The aims of the course are:
- to introduce an overview of gender based violence as global and social injustice
- to explore and critically examine explanatory frameworks for male violence against women, and the links between theory and practice
- To provide a foundation for critical reflection and engaged action in commitment to gender justice
Understanding mens use of violence against women and children, the social construction of gender norms and roles, and the importance of womens movements in campaigning against such violence, is central to the gendered analysis of injustice and power relationships in the home and throughout society. Gender Justice, Masculinities and Violence draws on this analysis to examine violence against women and struggles for gender justice in historical and political contexts. Participants will have the opportunity to explore theories and debates within feminist movements and amongst academics and activists concerned with social justice in the 21st century.
- Definitions and key concepts
- The history of violence against women as a social problem
- Research on prevalence, contexts and consequences of gender based violence (including domestic abuse, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, globalisation, harmful cultural practices)
- Gender, violence, feminism and new social movements
- Constructions of masculinity
- Explanatory frameworks and theories
- Connecting theory and practice and working for gender justice
Teaching will reflect the principles of active, collaborative and experiential learning. The course is aimed at practitioners and activists working in the fields of domestic abuse/sexual violence/gender equality. It will also be of interest to other professionals, students and citizens who would like to develop their knowledge, get involved in campaigns or consider employment in this field. The course is suitable for Continuing Professional Development and will also form part of QMUs degree programme in social justice (from September 2008, pending full validation).
SCQF = Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.
Please note that this course is currently under review and any changes will take effect from 2015.
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