International Women’s Health and Human Rights

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Overview

This course focuses on women’s health and human rights issues from infancy through old age, including information about positive interventions relating to those issues. Learners are encouraged to interact with each other through interactive discussions.

It is important to us that this course be available to all learners. We encourage you to apply for Coursera's financial aid (see link to left) if the cost of the course certificate is difficult for you to afford. Please note that you may view all materials in this course, and participate in it, without purchasing a certificate.

The course was co-created by Consulting Professor Anne Firth Murray and Kevin Hsu. Anne Firth Murray is the Content Director of the course; Kevin Hsu is the Design Director of the course.

Syllabus

Introduction

Women's Rights = Human Rights
-Learning the basics of women's rights and human rights. Why do we use the lens of human rights to examine women's issues?

Education

Childhood & Adolescence: Female Genital Mutilation

Childhood & Adolescence: HIV/AIDS

Reproductive Health

Engage Your Community - Assignment #1
-One of two special assignments that will take you out to interact with members of your community

Violence Against Women in the Home and Community

Women in War and Refugee Settings

Women's Quest to Escape Poverty: Work & Economic Empowerment

Women's Quest to Escape Poverty: Sex Work & Sex Trafficking

Women, Aging, and End of Life

Engage Your Community - Assignment #2
-Second of two special assignments where you engage with members of your community

Choosing Priorities, Making a Difference

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