Call For Applications: Combating Violence Against Women and Girls

MASHAV, Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation is calling for applications to an International Online Course scheduled as follows:

Theme: Combating Violence Against Women and Girls.

Dates and Hours:

3rd December 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Israeli time
7th December 2020 14:00 - 16:00 Israeli time
10th December 2020 14:00 - 16:00 Israeli time
14th December 2020 14:00 - 16:00 Israeli time
17th December 2020 14:00 - 16:00 Israeli time
21st December 2020 14:00 - 16:30 Israeli time

Interested participants should kindly fill the attached application form and return via email to or  before 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 28th October 2020. The forms will be sent to the MASHAV headquarters in Israel and they will inform the selected applicants who will make it to the course. Please be informed that incorrectly filled and /incomplete applications will not be considered in the selection process.


Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent, and devastating human rights violations in our world today.  It occurs globally, cutting across all generations, nationalities, communities, and spheres of our societies. It is a major obstacle to the fulfillment of women’s human rights and to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

Despite international and national laws and conventions to prevent violence, and despite States’ commitments to punish and eventually eradicate this dreadful phenomenon, violence persists, and in some cases, such as in times of crisis, increases drastically. One of the major difficulties in implementing effective policies to combat violence against women and girls is the lack of understanding about the underlying causes of violence rooted in continuous gender inequalities and in social constructions of masculinities and femininities, which act to normalize and reproduce relations of violence between the sexes.

This online course will allow participants to learn best practices in the areas of service provision, intervention, and prevention.  The course content will also relate to the COVID-19 crisis and the effects of the phenomena on violence.


  • Analyze causes of violence against women as well as means of intervention, emphasizing  cultural norms and practices  
  • Analyze  prevention and intervention models and techniques for treatment and rehabilitation of survivors of violence  
  • Review intervention and treatment programs/models  for male perpetrators 

Main Subjects

  • Violence as a phenomenon and  the environment in which it occurs 
  • Intervention models and techniques for dealing with survivors of violence 
  • Emergency response services  
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Intervention models aimed at perpetrators of the abuse
  • Preventive measures
  • Engagement of civil society organizations in combatting  violence against women and girls

Target population:

The course is intended for managers working in social service and protection organizations; government and local authority officials; NGO representatives; police officers and lawyers; psychologists; social workers; crisis center teams and other health care professionals with at least 5 years of experience.


The course will use the Zoom platform for meetings and group work enabling participants to interact with each other with the aim of creating an effective network of like-minded professionals.

Participants will need an access to computer, camera, microphone, speakers, and a stable internet connection and will be expected to participate fully in every session.  A convenient, quiet and adequate working environment is extremely important. 


MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation is dedicated to providing developing countries with the best of Israel’s experience in development and planning, and focuses its efforts on capacity building, sharing relevant expertise accumulated during Israel's own development experience to empower governments, communities and individuals to improve their own lives.

MASHAV’s approach is to ensure social, economic, and environmental sustainable development and is taking an active part in the international community’s process of shaping the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development.

MASHAV’s activities focus primarily on areas in which Israel has a competitive advantage, including agriculture and rural development; water resources management; entrepreneurship and innovation; community development; medicine and public health; empowerment of women; and education. Professional programs are based on a “train the trainers” approach to institutional and human capacity building and are conducted both in Israel and abroad.

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