About the course
The Australian Civil-Military Centre’s introductory online learning program on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) is a self-guided, self-paced program, intended for anyone who has an interest in the WPS agenda that ensures women and girls' human rights are protected. There is no requirement for participants to have prior knowledge on WPS. The online course is available at no cost to our stakeholders and the broader community.
The program aims to develop awareness and an understanding of the WPS agenda by providing a basic level of understanding of the key concepts and issues related to the roles and contributions of women in all aspects of peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance in conflict/post-conflict contexts and post-conflict rebuilding of communities and disaster management. Furthermore, this program strengthens ACMC’s commitment to the important role it plays in support of Women, Peace and Security and Australia’s forthcoming Nation Action Plan.
The program provides a self-guided, self-paced, web-based interactive learning environment, with web-based reference resources. There is a quiz at the end of each module which assists participants to evaluate their learning and to aid their knowledge retention.
At the successful completion of all modules and learning activities participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion.
The learning program is divided into five modules:
- Module 1 (mandatory) - What is the Women, Peace and Security Agenda?
- Module 2 - The road to the United Nations Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security
- Module 3 - The four pillars of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
- Module 4 - Implementing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
- Module 5 - Achievements and emerging issues