Short course on researching gender-based violence

Course dates

Applications now open for 2019: 18 – 22 February 2019


Specific methodological approaches are required in order to conduct robust, ethical and safe action-oriented research on gender-based violence.

This annual short course run by GVHC aims to strengthen participants’ knowledge and skills to conduct or commission technically rigorous, ethical and policy- and service-relevant research on various forms of violence against women, children and adolescents.

The course is intended for individuals who will conduct or commission research on gender-based violence. It will be of particular interest to those who want to add a ‘violence component’ to a quantitative or qualitative study or intervention evaluation. It is relevant for individuals working on health-related topics such as sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, HIV, mental health and substance use.

The course will be taught through a series of interactive lectures, practical exercises, group work and assigned reading.

Course content

The course will cover topics including:

  • Conceptualising and researching various forms of gender-based violence
  • Associations between violence and health: current knowledge
  • Ethics and safety
    • Approaches to researching violence: qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, intervention research
  • Developing conceptual frameworks for violence and health research
  • Survey research on violence and questionnaire design
  • Intervention research: approaches and challenges
  • Violence research in health care settings
  • Violence research in humanitarian settings

Course organisers

Karen Devries

Nambusi Kyegombe

Contact email

Course fees

Fee for 2019 – £1,722.00

More information

For more details on the course and how to apply, click here.

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