New online course: Gender, Violence and Post-Conflict States
Inger Skjelsbæk (STK) has contributed to a new open online course on the interplay between gender and violence in post-conflict contexts.
A MOOC is an online course that is open to all. Photo: Unsplash/@glenncarstenspeters
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses. Anyone can enroll, and participants can take the course at their own pace. This makes MOOCs an excellent way of learning about a new topic, especially for those who might not have time for or access to traditional university courses.
The course Gender, Violence and Post-Conflict States offers an introduction to the core theories, case studies and policy frameworks necessary for understanding the interplay between gender and violence in post-conflict contexts. Consisting of six sessions, the course is taught by a range of international experts, including Skjelsbæk, as well as Torunn L. Tryggestad (PRIO), who is part of the STK-based EuroWARCHILD project. The MOOC is hosted by the University of Iceland. Though the course is free, you can receive a verified certificate for a small fee if you earn a passing score.
Gender, Violence and Post-Conflict States is designed to be accessible and relevant to a wide range of potential students. The course does however require good English skills and is aimed at those who have successfully completed upper secondary education. This MOOC is particularly well suited for those working or considering a career in international development.