DIPLOMA COURSE

Gender equality and non-discrimination.


July 12th

Modality: Virtual

Host country: Mexico.

Limited availability

Language:  Español   |  English

Cost:

700 USD
(640 USD enrolment / 60 USD technology resource).

Scholarships:

Participants from institutions of CISS member countries will have access to the CIESS Scholarship System in accordance with the CISS Financial Regulations, Title VII: Scholarships.

Start date:

July 12th

    

Registration deadline:

July 11th

    

Duration:

120 hours



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Programme Description:

At present, gender equality and non-discrimination are sensible topics that have drawn a great interest. These are essential in the training of public servants, specialists in Social Security and for those participating in the design, instrumentation or application of related programmes.

They require technical, conceptual and reference tools allowing them to overcome social and institutional practices associated with violence and gender discrimination. This will provide them with the elements promoting compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), international treaties on Human Rights and laws in force in each country of the Americas.

This Diploma Course introduces gender perspective as an analysis tool that reveals inequalities between people, and how their lives and opportunities may be affected by gender. Thus, participants acquire the tools to make decisions on equality.

The approach of each training module is focused on the concepts addressed by international instruments, which mainstreams gender, masculinities and intersectionality approaches.

Furthermore, this Diploma Course relates the previous contents on the bases of Social Security with special emphasis on working mothers.

Adressed to:

Directors and social security employees, particularly for the areas of human resources and those designing, implementing, operating policies and social protection and welfare programmes..

Scope:

This programme is designed to help social security collaborators, decision makers, programme suppliers, and social organizations interested in promoting the defence of human rights and equity.

General objective:

Provide participants with theoretical and practical knowledge to understand and promote gender equality and non-discrimination in different societies, while identifying good practices in the Americas.

Participants will acquire tools and skills to identify and analyse gender inequalities and existing forms of discrimination. Design and implement effective policies and strategies to promote equality and respect for human rights.

Total lenght of the activity:

• 48 hours of content development (4 hours per week at attendees' choice).

• 36 hours of synchronous classes (three per class).

• 36 hours of work on the platform.

Total: 120 hours.

Language:

Spanish with English and Portuguese subtitles.

Thematic Modules:

1

Introduction.


 Lecturer:
María Soledad Buendía Herdoíza

 Date:
July 12th to 14th, 2023

 Schedule:
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mexico City Time
(UTC-5)

Objective:

Introduction to the diploma course, methodological explanation, content review, and virtual classroom.

Content:

1 Opening class.

2 Virtual classroom methodology and tools.

3 Assessment.

2

Women’s autonomy, well-being, and care policies.


 Lecturer:
Lourdes Jiménez Brito

 Dates:
Phase 1: July 17th – 21st, 2023.
Phase 2: July 24th -28th , 2023.

 Schedule:
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mexico City Time
(UTC-5)

Objective:

Review the main concepts related to autonomy, care and care policies.
Understanding from a gender perspective two fundamental characteristics of care
work in the Americas: high level of familiarization and its feminization.

Emphasized that domestic and care tasks fall mainly on women by affecting their
freedom, dignity and the equality.

Learning outcome:


• Understand women’s autonomy, the challenges, obstacles and limitations they face on their lives.


• Learn about the concept of gender division of labour and care work.


• Learn about public policies related to care.

Content:

1 Autonomy.

2 Caregivers and care work.

3 Care crisis.

4 Public policies on care from human rights perspective.

5 Analysis of social and gender inequalities through care category.

6 Assessment.

3

Labour equality and tools for equality and non-discrimination.


 Lecturer:
María Soledad Buendía Herdoiza.

 Dates:
Phase 1: July 31st - August 4th, 2023.
Phase 2: August 7th – 11th, 2023.

 Schedule:
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mexico City Time
(UTC-5)

Objective:

Review the main concepts related to equality in the workplace, gender division of labour, gender gaps, and national and international regulations. Learn about the Mexican experience and the technical tools promoting labour practices and an organizational culture free of discrimination and violence.

Learning outcome:

• Learn about the concept of labour equality.

• Understand the mechanisms that perpetuate inequalities in the workplace.

• Understand technical tools for organizational culture change.

Content:

1 Equality and equity.

2 Gender division of labour.

3 Gender gaps.

4 How to create a diagnosis with a gender perspective?.

5 National and international regulations.

6 Tools for labour equality.

7 Assessment.

4

Violence prevention.


 Lecturer:
Luz Ángela Cardona.

 Dates:
Phase 1: August 14th - 18th, 2023.
Phase 2: August 21st – 25th, 2023.

 Schedule:
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mexico City Time
(UTC-5)

Objective:

Review the main international treaties and conventions on equality and non-discrimination. Study of comparative legislation for a life free from violence in the region using gender as human rights analysis and approach.

Learning outcome:

• Know the main international treaties on equality and non-discrimination.

• Review the main laws and constitutional regulations in the region.

• Approach the legislation and national systems to address violence in the family, workplace, and femicide violence, and prevent, meet, punish and eradicate violence and discrimination.

Content:

1 Main international treaties for equality and non-discrimination.

2 Main legal and constitutional regulations to address violence in the family, workplace violence, violence in the community.

3 Femicide violence and gender violence alerts.

4 National systems to prevent, address, punish and eradicate violence against women and care for victims. Violence against women and gender diversity: a critical obstacle for the construction of social equality.

5 What is violence against women and sexual diversities?.

6 Forms of violence.

7 Cycle of violence.

8 New masculinities.

9 Assessment.

5

Maternity and obstetric violence.


 Lecturer:
Luz Ángela Cardona.

 Dates:
Phase 1: August 28th – September 1st, 2023.
Phase 2: September 4th – 8th, 2023.

 Schedule:
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mexico City Time
(UTC-5)

Objective:

Review the main concepts related to maternity and obstetric violence. Learn about reproductive and sexual rights.

Learning outcome:

• Know sexual and reproductive rights.

• Analyse the risks of maternity.

• Understand the implications of obstetric violence.

• Apply the knowledge acquired in a case study.

Content:

1 Maternity and abortion: public and private view.

2 Sexual and reproductive rights.

3 Comparative legislation and expanding sexual and reproductive rights.

4 Social risks of maternity.

5 What does obstetric violence stand for?.

6 Case study.

7 Assessment.

6

Social security.


 Lecturer:
Gabriela Rivadeneira Burbano.

 Dates:
Phase 1: September 11th – 15th, 2023.
Phase 2: September 18th –22nd, 2023.

 Schedule:
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mexico City Time
(UTC-5)

Objective:

Review from the scope of public policy the concepts of well-being and happiness. Get into depth knowledge on social security rights.

Learning outcome:

• Learn about well-being concept.

• Analyse from a regional context right to social security.

• Analyse Social Security focused on working women.

Content:

1 Well-being and happiness.

2 Right to social security.

3 Social inequality gaps.

4 Formal jobs and “informality”.

5 Social Security for working mothers.

6 Assessment.

7

Public policies with a gender perspective.


 Lecturer:
María Pessina Intriago.

 Dates:
Phase 1: September 25th – 29th, 2023
Phase 2: October 2nd – 6th, 2023

 Schedule:
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mexico City Time
(UTC-5)

Objective:

Review the main concepts related to gender, inequality and inequities. Analyse the process of public policies with a gender perspective.

Learning outcome:

• Know and manage the concepts of gender, inequality and inequity.

• Learn about the public policy process.

• Apply planning tools with a gender perspective.

Content:

 

1 Gender and public policies.

1.1 Gender as social, cultural and historical construction.

1.2 Gender division of labour.

1.3 Differential or discriminatory assessment for men and women.

1.4 Inequalities and inequities.

2 Public policies.

2.1 Characteristics of the public policy process.

2.2 Steps for the analysis of public policies.

2.3 Implementation of public policies.

2.4 Gender perspective in public policies.

2.5 Gender agenda.

3 Planning with a gender approach at regional and local level.

3.1 Application of gender perspective in regional and local planning.

3.2 Public policy with gender perspective from equity approach.

3.3 What is the life cycle of a project?.

3.4 How is the gender approach incorporated into investment initiatives? Markers.

4 Assessment.

Course method:

Course method:

The course comprises seven thematic modules. Each module develops synchronous virtual theoretical classes. Individual and group activities will be assessed with practical exercises.

The course comprises seven thematic modules. Each module develops synchronous virtual theoretical classes. Individual and group activities will be assessed with practical exercises.

Expected output:

Expected output:

Sensitize students on the importance of mainstreaming gender and non-discrimination policies, which contribute their knowledge to the construction of public policies and agendas that seek to reduce gaps in social inequality and contribute to welfare societies.

Sensitize students on the importance of mainstreaming gender and non-discrimination policies, which contribute their knowledge to the construction of public policies and agendas that seek to reduce gaps in social inequality and contribute to welfare societies.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

• Officials, managers, professionals of social security institutions.

• Multidisciplinary workers from public and private institutions, who seek to continuous improvement in their professional and organizational training through the theoretical and practical content of this course.

• General public seeking to strengthen their training for equality and non-discrimination.

• Officials, managers, professionals of social security institutions.

• Multidisciplinary workers from public and private institutions, who seek to continuous improvement in their professional and organizational training through the theoretical and practical content of this course.

• General public seeking to strengthen their training for equality and non-discrimination.

Requirements of permanence:

Requirements of permanence:

• Graduate students will obtain a diploma when concluding the activities proposed in the programme.

• Graduate students will obtain a diploma when concluding the activities proposed in the programme.

Technological requirements:

Technological requirements:

• PC / Laptop.

• Broadband Network Connection.

• Browser: Chrome, Firefox or Safari in their updated versions.

• Have access to Zoom platform.

• Speakers and microphone.

• Webcam (desirable).

• PC / Laptop.

• Broadband Network Connection.

• Browser: Chrome, Firefox or Safari in their updated versions.

• Have access to Zoom platform.

• Speakers and microphone.

• Webcam (desirable).

Technological skills of the participant (preferably):

Technological skills of the participant (preferably):

• Use online communication tools such as email, discussion forums, chats, etc.

• Use of video call programmes and virtual meetings.

• Word handling.

• Use of webcam and microphone.

• Use of web browsers.

• File and folder management.

• Use of search engines and library databases.

• Use online communication tools such as email, discussion forums, chats, etc.

• Use of video call programmes and virtual meetings.

• Word handling.

• Use of webcam and microphone.

• Use of web browsers.

• File and folder management.

Assessment for certification:

Assessment for certification:

• 70% of the academic programme.

• 30% follow-up assessment and learning on the platform.

• 70% of the academic programme.

• 30% follow-up assessment and learning on the platform.

Quota:

Quota:

Minimum 20 students course opening.

Minimum 20 students course opening.

Lecturers’ Resume

Lecturers’ Resume:

María Soledad Buendía

Maria Soledad

Feminist political scientist. She holds a PhD in education, Master's Degree in political science, specialist in gender justice and human rights. Minister of Politics and Autonomous Governments in 2012 and Legislator until 2021 in Ecuador. Researcher on gender violence and labour equality policies, university professor and lecturer. She has several publications such as “Violencia Política y de Género” (2012), “SOMOS... MUJERES”, “Participación política de las mujeres de AVC” (2017) y “Causa Justa. Violencia de género y persecución política” (2021).

Lourdes Jiménez Brito

Lourdes Jimenez

Political scientist, Specialist in Public Administration, and holds a Master’s Degree in Constitutional Law and is a Political Scientist PhD candidate. Specialist in care policies with a gender perspective from the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO). Her research field includes maternity policies, care work and social security from a gender and rights perspective.

Luz Ángela Cardona

Luz Angela

She holds a PhD in research in social sciences with honours in sociology from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences in Mexico (FLACSO). Master’s Degree in population and development by FLACSO. Specialist in demographic analysis methods from the Universidad Externado de Colombia. Psychologist from the Pontifical Javeriana University of Colombia.

Gabriela Rivadeneira Burbano

Gabriela Rivadeneira

Graduated in local management from the Salesian University in Ecuador with contemporary specialized studies in Latin America and Europe from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Former president of the National Assembly of Ecuador (2013-2017) and was the most voted candidate for that position and reelected for 2017-2021 term. She was the first woman in Ecuador to preside over parliament and the youngest at the regional level to occupy the first role of the State (28 years old). Former President and Alternate Chair of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament.

Vilma Ramírez Santiago

Vilma Ramirez

Law graduate with a Master's Degree in criminal procedural law. Specialist in human rights, gender violence and public policies with a gender perspective, equality and non-discrimination.

María Pessina Itriago

Maria Pessina

Sociology doctoral candidate. She holds a Master’s Degree in gender and development. Editor, journalist and lecturer. Specialist in the design of communication strategies, including the branches of politics, institutional, cooperation and gender. Researcher on communication, gender, gender-based violence, human rights, human mobility, communication, intersectionality, education, and science and technology.