International Women’s Health and Human Rights Coursera Online Course 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.
WEEK 1 – 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?
WEEK 2 – Education
WEEK 3 – Childhood & Adolescence: Female Genital Mutilation
WEEK 4 – Childhood & Adolescence: HIV/AIDS
WEEK 5 – Reproductive Health
Engage Your Community – Assignment #1
One of two special assignments that will take you out to interact with members of your community
WEEK 6 – Violence Against Women in the Home and Community
WEEK 7 – Women in War and Refugee Settings
WEEK 8- Women’s Quest to Escape Poverty: Work & Economic Empowerment
WEEK 9 – Women’s Quest to Escape Poverty: Sex Work & Sex Trafficking
WEEK 10 – 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
- Anne Firth Murray
- Kevin Hsu