Units of Study

PACS6907 - Gender and the Development of Peace

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lucy Imogen Fiske


This unit explores the significance of gender in peace and conflict studies. From the operation in Australia of women's night patrols as a response to community violence, to the Grameen Bank's experience of the feminisation of poverty in Bangladesh, the unit focuses on development as a community process. Feminist approaches to human rights and the role of women as agents of social change are investigated. Issues addressed include gender in peace-keeping operations and the contribution of men and women as peacemakers.


1x2500wd abstract with annotated bibliography (30%), 1x4000wd research essay (60%), and oral presentation (10%)


1x2-hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive

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