Units of Study

PACS6907 - Gender and the Development of Peace

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lyn Sue Dickens


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.


1x1500wd abstract with bibliography (30%), 1x3000wd essay (60%) and oral presentation equivalent to 500wd (10%)


1x2hr seminar/week

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