Short course


Build your skills in measuring violence against women in Asia and the Pacific.


Globally, violence against women is an urgent public health, human rights, economic and public policy priority. Reliable, comparable data on violence against women is essential for prevention and response efforts, however technical capacity to collect data about violence against women safely and accurately is limited.

kNOwVAWdata is a four-week course for professionals seeking to build their skills in measuring the prevalence of violence against women (VAW) offered in partnership with UNFPA, ANROWS and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The kNOwVAWdata training course covers key concepts relevant to VAW; tools used to generate reliable, comparable data; processes involved in undertaking a national prevalence study; ethical and safety guidelines; data management, analysis and dissemination; working with qualitative and administrative data; stakeholder engagement; and strategies for ensuring an inclusive approach to understanding VAW.

Who should apply

The course will be valuable for professionals involved in the measurement of VAW in countries throughout Asia and the Pacific, including representatives from national statistics offices, women’s machineries, and other government agencies; practitioners; researchers; and international consultants addressing VAW.

Course structure

The kNOwVAWdata training course is a four-week program, conducted in two-week blocks. The first block will be held in Fiji and the second at the University of Melbourne. Participants will need to commit to the full program.

All participants receive a professional development certificate on completion of the course, awarded by the University of Melbourne.

Fee inclusions

Fees include
  • Participation in the full 4 weeks face-to-face training intensive (two weeks in Fiji and two weeks in Melbourne), delivered by University of Melbourne researchers and national and international guest lecturers.
  • Access to an online learning portal and all course materials
  • 4 hours of post-course mentoring and support
  • Fees inclusive of GST
  • Post-course membership of the online community of practice for measuring violence against women.
Fees do not include
  • Passport
  • Fiji and Australia visa fees
  • Airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical preparation
  • Local transport costs outside of course or travel for personal reasons during course
  • Fiji - Breakfast, dinner and accommodation costs (lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided)
  • Melbourne - Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation costs.


Many participants in the 2018 pilot of this course successfully obtained scholarships worth up to several thousand dollars. Please contact your internal institution’s scholarships and travel advisors, or local donor agencies if eligible.

Payment options

  • To pay by credit card, please enter your card details at the checkout screen when booking into the course.
  • To pay by invoice, please contact student support.
  • If you are experiencing any difficulties with the checkout process, please contact student support.

Upcoming sessions

Upcoming dates for this course are yet to be announced.

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