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Forced Marriage: Challenges and Dilemmas
Learn how to define forced marriages
Forced marriage is internationally recognised as a violation of human rights.
On this four-week course, you’ll understand the meaning of forced marriage as well as its impact on both individuals and communities.
You’ll explore the difference between forced and arranged marriage, and what role honour and culture play.
You’ll also look at the prevalence of forced marriage globally and whether it is common in the UK.
Explore the issues of forced marriage in a social and cultural context
Examining the social and cultural contexts of forced marriage, you’ll analyse the challenges of addressing this sensitive societal issue.
You will also discover the range of measures being implemented nationally and internationally to prevent forced marriage and to support those affected.
Understand forced marriage as a form of violence against women (VAW)
Forced marriage is recognised internationally as a violation of women’s and children’s human rights but is also regarded by the UN as a form of violence against women.
On the course, you’ll explore why it is considered as VAW and delve into the impact it has on the individual and communities where it takes place.
Learn from the experts at the University of Strathclyde
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to define forced marriage and have a deeper understanding of how it affects people.
Learning from the experts at the University of Strathclyde, you’ll also explore the forms of primary prevention in education, families, and communities worldwide.
Learning on this course
If you'd like to take part while our educators are leading the course, they'll be joining the discussions, in the comments, between these dates:
- 8 Nov 2021 - 6 Dec 2021
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore the social and cultural roots of forced marriage
- Interpret what is meant by the term forced marriage
- Demonstrate why the UN regards forced marriage as a form of violence against women
- Assess the potential impact of forced marriage on those affected
- Develop understanding of the extent of forced marriage and the contexts where it occurs
- Develop understanding of the range of legal measures and interventions being implemented nationally and internationally to prevent forced marriage and support those affected
- Identify the challenges in addressing this sensitive social issue
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about forced marriages.
It focuses on UK law but is relevant to all learners and will be of particular value to those living or working in affected communities.
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