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Stanford University

International Women's Health and Human Rights

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This course focuses on women’s health and human rights issues from infancy through old age, including information about positive interventions relating to those issues. Learners are encouraged to interact with each other through interactive discussions. It is important to us that this course be available to all learners. We encourage you to apply for Coursera's financial aid (see link to left) if the cost of the course certificate is difficult for you to afford. Please note that you may view all materials in this course, and participate in it, without purchasing a certificate. The course was co-created by Consulting Professor Anne Firth Murray and Kevin Hsu. Anne Firth Murray is the Content Director of the course; Kevin Hsu is the Design Director of the course.


  • Introduction
  • Women's Rights = Human Rights
    • Learning the basics of women's rights and human rights. Why do we use the lens of human rights to examine women's issues?
  • Education
  • Childhood & Adolescence: Female Genital Mutilation
  • Childhood & Adolescence: HIV/AIDS
  • Reproductive Health
  • Engage Your Community - Assignment #1
    • One of two special assignments that will take you out to interact with members of your community
  • Violence Against Women in the Home and Community
  • Women in War and Refugee Settings
  • Women's Quest to Escape Poverty: Work & Economic Empowerment
  • Women's Quest to Escape Poverty: Sex Work & Sex Trafficking
  • Women, Aging, and End of Life
  • Engage Your Community - Assignment #2
    • Second of two special assignments where you engage with members of your community
  • Choosing Priorities, Making a Difference

Taught by

Anne Firth Murray and Kevin Hsu


4.2 rating, based on 5 Class Central reviews

4.9 rating at Coursera based on 1553 ratings

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  • muy interesante para los tiempos que corren
    Especialmente los colectivos vulnerables
    y las niñas y niños
  • Anonymous
    I took the course for personal enrichment and I'm already halfway through, it's very interesting and thoughtful. It explores a lot of different subjects which can be actually related and intertwined together
  • Fantastic course. Really enjoying it and have gained so much knowledge through the weeks so far. Some really thought provoking subjects
  • Women’s rights around the world is an important indicator to understand global well-being.

    A major global women’s rights treaty was ratified by the majority of the world’s nations a few decades ago.
  • It's is very useful to write the exam time for me and I will call u later in mood of life is not a good time with me and I will call u later in mood of life is not a good

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