The Human Rights Practice Program Partners with the Consortium to Launch New Masters Certificate

April 6, 2021


The UArizona Consortium has partnered with the fully online Human Rights Practice Program to develop a Masters certificate in gender-based violence studies. The certificate provides students with an advanced framework for understanding the root causes of gender-based violence, as well as training in applying this knowledge to advance the human rights of those most impacted. Students will learn about legal policies concerning the rights of survivors and how to analyze and engage with prevention and response efforts.

This certificate will benefit those working in a variety of fields, including social work, law enforcement, and healthcare. Students will be encouraged to collaborate with one of the many organizations responding to gender-based violence in their home communities. In Southern Arizona that would include Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, the Southern Arizona Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and Arizona Justice for Our Neighbors.

The Human Rights Practice Program already offers a master’s degree and graduate certificate in Human Rights Practice. The master’s – launched in 2018 – has more than 80 students from all over the world. A distinguishing feature of the programs is the extensive interaction between students and leading practitioners through video conferences. Previous classes have featured 250 virtual guest lectures from 40 different countries.

More information on the new certificate program can be found here.