Women’s Rights Curriculum © Nosapo, Inc. Cover: Ley Uwera, Published by, Nosapo, Inc. Melanie McCarthy. Boston, Massachusetts. March 2019

Women’s Rights Curriculum © Nosapo, Inc. Cover: Ley Uwera, Published by, Nosapo, Inc. Melanie McCarthy. Boston, Massachusetts. March 2019

The Nosapo, Inc. Women’s Rights Curriculum facilitates a comprehensive and current women’s human rights education. The Nosapo Women’s Rights Curriculum may be facilitated to men or women. It is suggested that the Curriculum be conducted with a mature age range; some content in this curriculum may be misunderstood or inappropriate for younger learners. The target audience for the Curriculum is populations in migratory transition, at risk of forced migration or recently resettled communities, because Nosapo’s mission is to foster human rights in the populations most at risk. Whether legal citizens of one’s own country or host country, refugees, asylum seekers, displaced, Internally Displaced Person (IDP), or migrant, the Women’s Rights Curriculum aims to support stability and knowledge of basic human rights, international women’s rights, current events and people in action, and connection through knowledge.

We recommend using Nosapo’s Facilitation Guide, Teaching on the Ground: Practices for Mindful, Grounded Teaching, to compliment the education and offer best practices for trauma-informed, culturally sensitive education. The Curriculum may be facilitated in its entirety, or the facilitator may apply individual chapters to their syllabus; each chapter is cohesive and fluid to the Curriculum as a whole but may be delivered independently as well. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is used to scaffold each chapter of the Curriculum—each chapter beginning with an article of the UDHR.

Each chapter includes:

1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article

2. Plain language explanation of the UDHR Article

3. Woman, Women, or People in Action

4. Violations relative to the article (“Current Violations”) or a guided conversation (“How do we see this act violated?”)

5. Facilitation Instruction

The Curriculum also includes:

  • Introduction

  • Timeline: Beginning with the first National Women’s Day, the Timeline highlights human rights actions, declarations, documents, and milestones since 1909.

  • The Glossary of Terms

  • Current Violations: The violations featured in the Curriculum are open legal cases or unresolved social or political issues within states, countries, and governments that have been or are being committed by states, countries, governments, agents, or individuals. The violations raise awareness to those affected, align like-minded activists, and spark international resemblance and empathy.

  • Local Resources + Support: Successful human rights ideologies and regulations must work within a legal system; the guide to resources and support may be useful to contact legal and safety agents. The resources included are international; for help in a specific area or on a specific subject, please contact Nosapo, Inc. and we will find you the support you need.


Nosapo’s partners in our Freedom (Free Distribution of Marterials) Project are provided educational materials free of charge.

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What is gender discrimination?

Every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect in all areas of life. Gender discrimination is when a person is treated unfairly or unfavorably because of sex. Gender discrimination can affect a person to varying degrees within the privacy of their own home or in public life. A person may experience gender discrimination in the home, in the workplace, and in public life. The following information explains gender discrimination to and for women. The definitions and examples do, however, apply to all people.