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Women-Led Mediation and Conflict Prevention Micro Course


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This microlearning course is designed to equip a wide range of peacebuilder, of all levels of experience, with the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance women’s participation in peace processes in their communities and beyond.

This course is part of the One UNITAR Gender initiative, which aims to empower more women around the world, especially in developing countries and least developed countries, to strengthen their leadership skills and feel empowered to apply and share their knowledge with others.

You can complete this mobile learning course in only 60 minutes. The course is easily accessible on a phone or tablet at your own pace. If the Internet is unstable, you can download lessons and learn offline. The course is published on the Educate All learning platform EdApp. Access is public and free of charge.

To register, go to the EdApp website and select "Self-enroll".

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain key concepts of conflict, peace, and security and how they relate to real-life situations.
  • Examine how women, peace, and security agenda shapes conflict, peace, and security concepts through a gender lens.
  • Describe the key concepts and approaches of conflict prevention and the steps for preventing conflict at a community level.
  • Analyse the importance of mediation as a tool for conflict resolution and the fundamental processes that lead to successful mediation

Content and Structure

The course consists of the following sections:

Module 1: Welcome

  • Lesson 1: Welcome
  • Lesson 2: What to expect from this course
  • Lesson 3: Tips for maximising your learning

Module 2: Conflict, security and peace

  • Lesson 1: Conflict dynamics
  • Lesson 2: Sources and types of conflict
  • Lesson 3: Overview of security
  • Lesson 4: Concept of peace

Module 3:  The role of gender

  • Lesson 1: Concept of gender
  • Lesson 2: Feminist security theory
  • Lesson 3: Women, Peace and Security agenda

Module 4: Gender and conflict prevention

  • Lesson 1: Understanding conflict prevention
  • Lesson 2: Gender dimensions
  • Lesson 3: Conflict prevention at the community level
  • Lesson 4: Sensitisation and awareness raising

Module 5: Mediation process

  • Lesson 1: What is mediation?
  • Lesson 2: Phases of mediation
  • Lesson 3: Case studies
  • Lesson 4: Call to action and conclusion


This course is self-guided, self-paced and follows a microlearning training approach, focusing on delivering information in small learning units. Lessons contain interactive activities, mini case studies to apply what you have learned, self-reflection questions and inspiring examples. This course does not have a learning assessment; therefore, no certificate of completion will be issued.

Targeted Audience

This course is intended for a wide range of leaders for Peace of all levels of experience, as well as community leaders who are looking to enhance their ability to support the communities they work with. This includes a wide range of leaders for Peace of all levels of experience, especially women peacebuilders, as well as community leaders looking to enhance their ability to support the communities they work with.

Additional Information

This course is delivered through the EdApp platform. To register, go to the EdApp website and select "Self-enroll".

EdApp is available on both iOS and Android devices. This includes: Android devices with 500 MB of free space, running Android version 7 and above, with a recommended CPU>2.5Ghz, and RAM>2GB for optimal performance. EdApp is supported on iPhone 6, 6 Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, 11, 12 Plus; iPad Air 2, iPad Air 3, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad (2017), iPad (2018), iPad (2019) with iOS version 10 and above.

EdApp is also supported on Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari on desktop. On mobile, it's supported on Safari and Chrome.