Registration Opens for 2015 Online Course on Caring for Survivors of Gender Based Violence

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July 10, 2015--Registration is now open for the 6-week Massive, Open, Online Course (MOOC) Confronting Gender Based Violence: Global Lessons with Case Studies from India. The course will run from September 7 through October 17, 2015.

The MOOC is designed for social workers, physicians, nurses, midwives, community health workers, counselors and other health care workers to help them assess, treat, and manage patients who are survivors of gender based violence. Course material is also relevant for public health practitioners, policymakers, and researchers who want to better address GBV in their patient and client populations and to understand more about GBV and its health impact.

This course is the first in a series that focuses on gender based violence. The core curriculum provides a global perspective on gender based violence, (GBV), including global epidemiology of GBV, health outcomes, relevant research, policy and ethical guidelines, and clinical best practices for GBV prevention, support and management, including review of the new World Health Organization guidelines on responding to violence with Dr. Claudia García-Moreno. Colleagues who work in India-Dr. Bushra Sabri, Prof. Anuradha Kapoor, Dr. Ravi Verma, Dr. Anita Raj and Dr. Suneeta Krishan, and Padma Bhate-Deosthali-will provide expertise around these issues in the context of India.

The MOOC is a project of the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), in collaboration with:

CCGHE Deputy Director Dr. Amita Gupta noted "Gender based violence is one of the most prevalent human rights abuses in the world. Strategies to prevent, detect, and manage GBV need well-informed and well-trained healthcare workers. India was a natural place for our initial focus because of CCGHE's longstanding work and existing partnerships there."

The course was made possible through generous support from the Vijay & Marie Goradia Charitable Foundation, the Ujala Foundation, and the Wyncote Foundation.