International Women’s Health and Human Rights (Coursera)

International Women’s Health and Human Rights is an online MOOC Course, Offered by Stanford University via Coursera.

Enroll In Course

Be ahead to learn something new Today

  • Flexible Online Learning
  • Verified Certificate*
  • Add powers to your Resume
  • Access course Anytime, Anywhere

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.

Course Syllabus

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

Course Instructor

  1. Anne Firth Murray
  2. Kevin Hsu

Additional information

Course Delivery


Course Efforts

57 Hours

Course Enrollment


Course Language


Course Length

10 weeks

Course Level


Course Provider

Course School

Course Subtitles

Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Flexible Learning


Verified Certificate



There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “International Women’s Health and Human Rights (Coursera)”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *