Globally, violence against women is an urgent public health, human rights, economic and public policy priority. Reliable, comparable data on violence against women are essential to prevention and response efforts, however technical capacity to collect data about violence against women safely and accurately is limited. From 2018, the University of Melbourne, in partnership with UNFPA, ANROWS and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is pleased to offer the kNOwVAWdata training course, a four-week course for professionals seeking to build their skills in measuring the prevalence of violence against women (VAW).
Build your skills in measuring violence against women in Asia and the Pacific
The kNOwVAWdata training course will cover key concepts relevant to VAW; tools used to generate reliable, comparable data; processes involved in undertaking a national prevalence study; ethical and safety guidelines; data management, analysis and dissemination; working with qualitative and administrative data; stakeholder engagement; and strategies for ensuring an inclusive approach to understanding VAW. The course will be valuable for professionals involved in the measurement of VAW in countries throughout Asia and the Pacific, including representatives from national statistics offices, women’s machineries, and other government agencies; practitioners; researchers; and international consultants addressing VAW.