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International Women’s Health and Human Rights (Stanford University)

International Women's Health and Human Rights

International Women’s Health and Human Rights is a free and introductory online course offered by the renowned Stanford University, USA and taught entirely in English.

The course focuses on women’s health and human rights issues from infancy through old age, including information about positive interventions relating to those issues.

The course is self-paced and can be completed within 8-11 weeks. Students can choose to audit this course for free. Alternatively verified certificates for successful course participants are available for an extra fee.

From the primary textbook of the class:

“From half a million women who die in pregnancy and childbirth to one out of three women suffering domestic violence worldwide, from 90 million girls who do not go to school to HIV/AIDS spreading fastest among adolescent girls, women around the world face unique health challenges.

In this searing cradle-to-grave review, Anne Firth Murray tackles health issues from sex selective abortion and unequal access to food and health care to the challenges faced by aging women. Murray makes clear that the issues are social, ethical, and political much more than they are medical, and she goes further to provide hope that positive change can happen.”

(Source: From Outrage to Courage: The Unjust and Unhealthy Situation of Women in Poorer Countries and What They are Doing About It: Second Edition)

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