Course Overview



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).

The course is offered in both online and face-to-face delivery.

You can download the course overview. The online and face-to-face course cover the same topics but may be in a different order.

For those who would like to achieve university accreditation, completing the full course makes you eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) covering two elective subjects in the Masters of Social Work, or the Masters of Public Health at the University of Melbourne.  Alternatively, the essential core components have been embedded in the University of Melbourne Graduate Certificate in Domestic & Gender-Based Violence Research and Practice. Subjects are also available as single subjects and  open to the community. 

Build your skills in measuring violence against women  

The Course

The kNOwVAWdata course covers 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 is valuable for professionals involved in the measurement of VAW globally, including representatives from national statistics offices, women’s machineries, and other government agencies; practitioners; researchers; and international consultants addressing VAW.

The course was established in 2017 in a face-to-face format, and since 2020 is also available to complete online.

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