WOMEN NOW offers several training courses on the topic of gender-based violence both for citizens and professionals within the field.

Our team of professionals has set up different ready-made courses and can also offer customised training tailored to your needs.


Gender-based and intrafamily violence

This training course is intended for citizens and volunteers who are interested in the issues of gender-based and intrafamily violence.

Its goals are as follows:

  • Raising awareness on gender-based and intrafamily violence.
  • Diving into its causes, the mechanisms that perpetuate it, the consequences for the people who suffer from it and its impact on our society.
  • Reflecting on our beliefs, attitudes and behaviour in relation to gender-based and intrafamily violence.
  • Learning about different resources and organisations specialised in the subject.

The course is structured around the two first objectives, and the other two are interdisciplinary. They are worked on throughout the formative period and by means of different resources and pedagogical tools. 

This training course requires a minimum of four hours.

Promoting a safe and responsible use of social media and preventing cyberbullying

The purpose of this training course is to provide tools for women and girls to fight cyber harassment on TikTok, Instagram and Tinder, the three most popular social media platforms among young people in Belgium. 

 The course’s main goals are as follows: 

  1. Informing on the different forms of cyber harassment that exist today.
  2. Providing women and girls with the necessary knowledge to identify a situation of cyberharassment.
  3. Informing our target audience on what to do if a situation of cyberharassment arises.
  4. Offering training on adequate psychological response in case of cyberharassment.  
  5. Raising awareness on the cyberharassment that women and girls suffer on social media.  

The course is aimed at women and girls between the ages of 15 and 25, and the course materials will be available in different languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Turkish).

The training course will be completed by a short anonymous form with some questions on online social experiences that will be submitted to all participants who wish to fill it out. This form will help us to collect data and evaluate the cyberharassment spectrum among young people within these three social media platforms.

Avoiding ageism: positive ageing

Focused on the elderly, this course is meant for professionals, citizens of any age and volunteers from all sectors.

Ageism is a form of discrimination based on age. It’s as unknown as it is common, and that is precisely the problem: we’re not aware it exists, we don’t know how to spot it and, instead of finding ways to root it out, we perpetuate it without even realising it. As a response to this concerning situation, our organisation supports the promotion of positive ageing.

These are the main goals of the course: 

  • Nailing down the meaning of ageism.
  • Establishing a link between ageism and gender. 
  • Identifying attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate ageism.
  • Making progress towards further promotion of positive ageing.
  • Drawing attention to the link between positive ageing and positive treatment of older people.

It is also possible to arrange for a presentation of the course’s content in your organisation.

Psychological First Aid (PFA) in the context of gender-based violence

This training course is intended for professionals, citizens and volunteers dealing with victims of intrafamily violence.

The goals of the course are as follows:

  • Providing an overview of Psychological First Aid (PFA).
  • Equipping professionals to adequately treat victims of violence in crisis (how to act, what to do, what to say or not to say, etc.).
  • Being aware of the particularities of people who suffer from gender-based violence in relation to Psychological First Aid.
  • Avoiding revictimisation, both secondary victimisation through poor professional practice and tertiary victimisation as exercised as citizens.
  • Learning both to recognise the cognitive and emotional traits of violence victims and to apply PFA.
  • Learning to recognise and avoid compassion fatigue.
  • Accepting one’s own limitations and practicing self-care.

The training course is structured in three blocks: Psychological First Aid and gender-based and intrafamily violence; techniques for applying PFA in the context of gender-based and intrafamily violence, and recognising “over-empathy” and the importance of self-care.

Each training block can be given independently.

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