About this Course
4.8
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This course focuses on women’s health and human rights issues from infancy through old age, including information about positive interventions relating to those issues. Learners are encouraged to interact with each other through interactive discussions. It is important to us that this course be available to all learners. We encourage you to apply for Coursera's financial aid (see link to left) if the cost of the course certificate is difficult for you to afford. Please note that you may view all materials in this course, and participate in it, without purchasing a certificate. The course was co-created by Consulting Professor Anne Firth Murray and Kevin Hsu. Anne Firth Murray is the Content Director of the course; Kevin Hsu is the Design Director of the course....
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Suggested: Depending on your pace, this course can be completed in 8-11 weeks.

Approx. 49 hours to complete
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Skills you will gain

Health EducationReproductive HealthCommunity HealthSexually Transmitted Infections
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100% online courses

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Calendar

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

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Suggested: Depending on your pace, this course can be completed in 8-11 weeks.

Approx. 49 hours to complete
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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2 hours to complete

Introduction

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Reading
1 video (Total 12 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
Video1 video
Reading9 readings
Welcome!10m
Who we are10m
Our Textbook10m
Assignments10m
Complete a brief pre-course survey10m
What resources are available to you?10m
Visit internationalwomenshealth.org10m
Sharing your work10m
Create a local group10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Complete the survey2m
Clock
5 hours to complete

Women's Rights = Human Rights

Learning the basics of women's rights and human rights. Why do we use the lens of human rights to examine women's issues?...
Reading
6 videos (Total 66 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
Video6 videos
Akila Radhakrishnan on Women & Human Rights18m
Helen Stacy on Women's Health, Human Rights, and International Law37m
Son Preference & Demography3m
Son Preference Conclusionm
Week 1 Final Remarksm
Reading8 readings
About this Module10m
Women's Health, Poverty and Rights [Textbook]10m
About Akila Radhakrishnan10m
About Helen Stacy10m
(optional) Additional Resources10m
WHO: Women and Health - Today's Evidence, Tomorrow's Agenda10m
[Optional] We Women Worry a Lot about our Husbands (Ghana)10m
A Deadly Preference10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Check Your Learning: Women's Rights = Human Rights16m
Check Your Learning: A Deadly Preference4m

2

Section
Clock
5 hours to complete

Education

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Reading
5 videos (Total 62 min), 10 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Lynn Murphy on "Learning vs. Schooling"32m
Professor Wu Qing from China7m
Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg from Kenya18m
Week 2 Final Remarksm
Reading10 readings
About this Module10m
Chapter 3. Childhood: the Hope of Education and the Persistence of Discrimination10m
(optional) Additional Resources10m
New Lessons: the Power of Educating Adolescent Girls10m
(optional) Additional Resources on Girls' Education10m
What Works in Girls’ Education10m
About Lynn Murphy10m
About Wu Qing10m
About Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg10m
(optional) Add to Your Portfolio10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Check Your Learning: Education18m

3

Section
Clock
5 hours to complete

Childhood & Adolescence: Female Genital Mutilation

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Reading
4 videos (Total 36 min), 10 readings, 3 quizzes
Video4 videos
UNICEF: Speaking out on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting3m
Isha Daramy on FGM in Sierra Leone23m
UNICEF: FGM in Côte d'Ivoire5m
Reading10 readings
Into a New World: Young Women's Sexual and Reproductive Lives10m
About this Module10m
A Violent Practice: Female Genital Mutilation [Textbook]10m
World Health Organization10m
UNICEF10m
(optional) UNICEF Data10m
Female Genital Mutilation: Guide to Laws and Policies10m
Introduction to FGM in Sierra Leone10m
[Optional] Cultural Perspective on FGM10m
(optional) Add to Your Portfolio10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Check Your Learning: Female Genital Mutilation12m
Check-in on FGM2m

4

Section
Clock
6 hours to complete

Childhood & Adolescence: HIV/AIDS

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Reading
8 videos (Total 62 min), 11 readings, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
Dr. Gene Richardson on Gender & HIV/AIDS11m
Why South Africa?5m
What is 'structural violence'?4m
Changing Paradigms5m
About TeachAIDS1m
TeachAIDS India23m
Orphans in Africa5m
Reading11 readings
About this Module10m
Adolescence, Change & Vulnerability [Textbook]10m
Women, Poverty, and AIDS10m
Women Are Not Just Transmitters10m
About Dr. Gene Richardson (Stanford)10m
(optional) Additional Resources10m
About TeachAIDS10m
About G.R.A.C.E10m
(optional) Additional Resources10m
About this Quiz10m
(optional) Add to Your Portfolio10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Check Your Learning: (Practice Quiz) HIV/AIDS20m
HIV/AIDS22m
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Top Reviews

By SBAug 20th 2018

This course is amazingly designed to give you integrated knowledge on various factors that influence women's health and plus gives you idea about interventions you can apply to solve those problems.

By RAAug 21st 2017

It was very informative and interesting. The layout was clear and easy to use. the interviews in particular were useful and interesting. I would definitely recommend this course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Yes, this course is open and fully available for free. In addition, learners will have the option to register for a Coursera certificate for purchase, or through financial aid.

  • Because we believe that what we do is important but that the way we do it is more important, we attempt to teach and learn according to a set of principles that will guide the content and processes of the course. These are: compassion, mutual learning, respect, transparency, trust, and truth.

  • An interest in health and social justice. It will be useful to have an open mind, willingness to hear different points of view, and a commitment to positive social change.

    Access to the Internet. A stable internet connection will also be useful, as much of the other content, including video interviews and lectures will be delivered online.

  • No, you don't have to worry. Because it is an online class, you can comfortably jump into this course at any time. You get to review the material and watch video lectures and interviews on your own time! However, you'll want to get up to speed so you can interact with the other students in this international online community.

  • The primary text for the class is a book on international health and human rights of women, From Outrage to Courage: The Unjust and Unhealthy Situation of Women in Poorer Countries and What They Are Doing About It (Second Edition) by Anne Firth Murray. If you are interested in having a copy of the book, you can obtain one from Amazon.com. We will also make individual chapters available online during the course.

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