Gender Equality and Sexual Diversity

Overview of the main landmarks and institutions in the fight for gender equality and the rights of sexual minorities
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Became familiar with basic concepts and definitions
Learn about the history of the fight against discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation
Became familiar with international norms and institutions
Learn about different public policies for the fight against discrimination


  • There are no requeriments, you only need an Internet conection. The transcripts and extra material files are in PDF format.
  • You don't need any background or experience in the area to take the course.
  • This is not a legal course, it has some legal concepts, but they are explained in the lessons. Also, for each video we provide a glossary which you may download.


This course is also available with spanish subtitules, search for "Igualdad de Género y Diversidad Sexual" in Udemy.

From the perspective of human rights and non-discrimination, the course will touch on topics such as the history of the fight for gender equality and sexual minorities’ rights, relevant international norms and institutions, violence and other forms of discrimination, as well as public policies to promote gender equality and sexual diversity.

The complete course consists in 30 video lessons of about 12 minutes each. The course will remain available permanently at Udemy, so you may complete it at your own pace, without time limit.

Since December 31, 2018, we will NOT deliver paid virtual certificates from the Universidad Diego Portales, even if it could say the opposite in the first and last video of the course. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Who this course is for:

  • Everyone interested in issues related to gender equality and sexual minorities

Course content

6 sections30 lectures5h 35m total length
  • Gender Equality, Sexual Diversity and Arbitrary Discrimination
  • Gender Equality, Sexual Diversity and Arbitrary Discrimination
    2 questions
  • Basic Concepts and Definitions
  • Basic Concepts and Definitions
    2 questions
  • Sexual Practices and Orientations
  • Sexual Practices and Orientations
    2 questions


Lawyer, Human Rights Professor
José Zalaquett
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 22,038 Reviews
  • 150,340 Students
  • 7 Courses

Head of the MOOC Chile Project. Lawyer, Universidad de Chile. Doctor Honoris Causa, by the Universities of Notre Dame and City University of New York. Professor, International Human Rights and International Law and the Use of Force, Universidad de Chile Law School. Former professor, Ethics and Government, Master's Program on Public Policy, Universidad de Chile. Visiting Professor, Harvard University, Toronto University, New York University, Maryland University, Notre Dame University and Interamerican Institute for Human Rights. Co-founder and former co-director, Human Rights Center, Universidad de Chile Law School (2002-2011). Commissioner, International Commission of Jurist.

Director, Legal Department of the Peace Cooperation Committee for Chile (1973-1976). Former President, Amnesty International Executive Committee (1979-1982). Commissioner, Chilean Truth and Reconciliation Commission (1990-1991). Former Commissioner and President, Interamerican Commission on Human Rights (2003-2004).

Juan Francisco Lobo
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 22,038 Reviews
  • 150,339 Students
  • 7 Courses

Lawyer, Universidad de Chile. Invited Professor, International Criminal Jurisdiction, University of Chile. Invited Professor, Public International Law and International Criminal Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Invited Professor, Legal Theory, Universidad Diego Portales.  Former academyc assistant, International Human Rights and International Law and the Use of Force, Universidad de Chile Law School.  

Abogado de la Universidad de Chile. Profesor Invitado, Jurisdicción Penal Internacional, Universidad de Chile. Profesor Invitado, Derecho Internacional Público y Derecho Penal Internacional, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Profesor Invitado, Teoría del Derecho, Universidad Diego Portales. Ex ayudante, Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos y Derecho Internacional y Uso de la Fuerza, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Chile.