Yet, in the face of this suffering,
there is promise in the fact that women themselves are capable of bringing
about positive change. Without a doubt, women's
intellect, skills, perspective, experience, and wisdom are sources of
hope. Societies and religious
communities around the world needthe active contribution and
leadership of women if they are to meet the challenges of a new, increasingly
inter-dependent society and world.
Catherine of Siena Virtual College
offers gender studies coursesthat empower women to unmask the roots of gender discrimination
in their personal lives, in society and religion and to acquire the
analytical competencies necessary to examine the issues that affect
their lives and change the world for the better.
These courses will also enable men
to understand the effects of gender disparity and enable to them serve
all members of their communities more justly and more effectively.
of Siena Virtual College reaches out to:
1. Women and men in
universities and colleges who have no or limited access to gender studies
courses. By enrolling in our courses,
they will benefit from the highest quality, international scholarship.
In some cases, students will receive academic credit for these gender
studies courses in their own institution.
2. Women training for leadership
roles in society or
religion, such as teachers, politicians, social leaders, etc. who want
to study their field, discipline or subject from a gender perspective.
3. Men who are interested in learning how to overcome gender inequity in society and religion and who
want to equip themselves for better service to female family members,
co-citizens and students.