Researching Violence Against Women and Girls
PubH 6099, 2 credits
This course will provide a detailed overview of the intersection of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and public health, given the demonstrated and significant impact that violence has on the health of the survivor, her current and future children, and communities. Through readings, lectures and assignments, students will become acquainted with the set of rigorous methods and best practices for conducting applied research on VAWG. The course draws from Researching Violence Against Women: A Practical Guide for Researchers and Activists (Ellsberg & Heise, 2005), which was crafted by the collective experiences and insights of many international researchers and advocates. The class will build on methods learned in other public health courses and will cover ethics, qualitative and quantitative research design, and monitoring and evaluation interventions specific to VAWG, culminating in the development of a full research proposal. After completing the course, students will be able to conduct research that is fully grounded in the principles of scientific inquiry and generate knowledge that can be used for social change.
Meet the faculty of PubH 6099: Researching Violence Against Women and Girls in the below course introduction video: