Units of Study

GOVT2336 - Gender and Human Rights

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Christopher Pepin-Neff


This unit considers key human rights questions and debates with attention to gender and identity. It critically analyses the role of state and international political institutions in shaping human rights, and focuses particularly on the ways in which the rights of women, gays, lesbians, and transgendered individuals have tended to be ignored. Attention will be given to the experiences of women in western and non-western countries in accessing rights and assess the role that religion and culture play in this process. The gender dimensions of specific rights issues relating to war and conflict will also be emphasised.


1x600wd essay proposal (15%), 1x2500wd final essay (35%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%) and tutorial participation (15%)


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points in Government




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