Gender-based Violence


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Course Title

Gender Based Violence

Course Description

This is a self-paced learning experience. You will be able to stop and start the module at your convenience.

This module is designed for learners to develop a foundational understanding of gender-based violence (GBV) and the core framework and approaches so that they are more prepared to effectively analyse and address GBV in a variety of humanitarian contexts (both globally and in the US).

Throughout this module, you will learn from working professionals who have contributed through video as well as authored the text. In addition to watching videos and reading text, you will interact with the content, in various ways, through sliders that reveal information as you move, hotspots on an image, a variety of question styles (both graded and ungraded), and more.

Duration to complete module: 4-6 hours approximately. If using a mobile device to review the module, use the browser on your device. Do not access through the Canvas app.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate a foundational understanding of GBV, including the key GBV standards, guidelines and guiding principles that underlie GBV Prevention and Response

  • Demonstrate a foundational understanding of GBV core concepts, frameworks and approaches that are essential for addressing GBV and providing quality assistance

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key features to be included in a GBV assessment

  • Identify a range of appropriate GBV prevention and response activities at each level of the ecological model and describe the target groups for each
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Course Contributors 

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Dr. Maryanne Loughry
Part-time Professor

Dr. Maryanne Loughry AM, is a psychologist and part-time professor at the School of Social Work, Boston College, USA and a research associate of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK. Dr Loughry has worked in refugee work with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) commencing in refugee camps in South East Asia in 1988. Her research interests include the effects of detention on children’s well-being and climate displacement in the Pacific. In 2010 she was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for service to displaced persons. Click here for full biography.


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Subject Expert

Dakota Hankin
Gender Based Violence Specialist

Dakota Hankin, MSW is an innovative ambassador of change with over 15 years cumulative experience working on empowering forward-thinking individuals and diverse groups to address violence against women and girls. She is currently working as a gender-based violence humanitarian consultant for international non-government organizations and is serving as the Co-Chair of the GBV AoR Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Task Team. Dakota’s work and volunteer experience has taken her to over 20 countries with organizations such as International Rescue Committee, Norwegian Church Aid, Raising Voices, International Medical Corps, and Trócaire.