Gender, Peace and Justice (PACS6907)


This unit of study explores theories of how 'gender' is understood as a concept and the implications for peace and justice, with particular reference to conflict and post-conflict situations. The unit addresses factors intersecting with gender (such as race, caste, class, sexuality) and encourages students to develop a multidimensional analytical framework. The unit looks at 'real world' case studies of how different approaches to gender manifest in violence against women, international law, peace-building, human rights, transitional justice, development and structural inequality.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x2-hr seminar/week or equivalent


1300wd short essay (30%) and 200wd abstract (10%) and 1000wd equivalent oral presentation (20%) and 3500wd essay (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.