Training for gender equality and women's empowerment
Training for gender equality and women’s empowerment is an essential component for UN Women’s commitment to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Training for gender equality is a transformative process that aims to provide knowledge, techniques and tools to develop skills and changes in attitudes and behaviours. It is a continuous and long-term process that requires political will and commitment of all parties in order to create inclusive societies that recognize the need to promote gender equality.
Training is a tool, strategy, and means to effect individual and collective transformation towards gender equality by raising awareness and encouraging learning, knowledge-building and skills development. It helps women and men to understand the role gender plays and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for advancing gender equality in their daily lives and work. Training for gender equality is part and parcel of delivering our commitments to equal human rights for all.
The approach of UN Women’s Training Centre to training for gender equality is guided by key international normative instruments, in particular the:
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
- Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
The UN Women Training Centre provides high-quality training courses, programmes and resources on key issues related to UN Women’s priorities as well as emerging topics. We foster and employ innovative, participatory learning approaches and methodologies. We work with diverse partners around the world to ensure the quality and effectiveness of our training services and products.
Our mission is to support the UN and other stakeholders to realize commitments to gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights through transformative training and learning.
I Know Gender
An introduction to gender equality for UN Staff, this free 2.5-hour self-paced course aims to develop and/or strengthen awareness and understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment as a first step towards behavioural change and integrating a gender perspective into everyday work for all UN staff around the world. More »
Free online courses
A series of courses developed by UN Women in partnership with the Peace Operations Training Institute aims to raise awareness, build capacities and promote the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security. The three courses focus on national and regional implementation in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean, respectively.