GOVT-589 Gender and Peacebuilding
Spring for 2015-2016
Rojas, Catalina
This course is based on the premise that gender equity is a prerequisite to any sustainable development or peace building initiative (Reinman, 2001). The course integrates theory and practice, and will cover the main theoretical underpinnings of gender including key definitions and explore how gender issues began to be integrated into peacebuilding The course also places a strong emphasis on applied skills including how gender can be used as a tool of analysis; how to perform gender assessments; how to mainstream gender into peace building projects; how to design gender and advocacy campaigns and factor gender into conflict-related research.

This course will provide students with:

- Solid theoretical foundations on gender and its connection to peace building
- Understanding how to perform gender assessments
- Ability to mainstream gender into programming
- Skills in designing advocacy campaigns at the intersection of gender and conflict
- Advanced research tools that integrates gender into the study of conflict settings
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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