By Nancy Aird

In 2015, the world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to ensure women and girls’ rights across all goals for justice and inclusive economies by 2030. The United Nations (UN) Women site provides daily news, blogs, and training to promote these SDGs. The UN Women Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides open access to advanced skills and knowledge acquired by training and sharing to advance gender equality, women’s empowerment, and women’s rights. Many of these courses are self-paced and free.

Catalog offerings currently available include the following categories:

  • Leadership & Governance: Economic Empowerment
  • Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Peace and Security
  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Training of Trainers

Check out the following websites:

UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Self-Paced courses for Free and Moderated online training programs:

  • I Know Gender: 1- 15
  • How to Series: 1-4 and many other topics.
  • Available in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.