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DAFF 25A08 - Gender and development

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2019-2020

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

THE COURSE AIMS AT PROVIDING AN OVERVIEW OF THE MOST RELEVANT COMPONENTS OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES FROM A GENDER PERSPECTIVE. IT INCLUDES ACTIVITIES BY INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS, NGOs, CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS AND GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS THE COURSE INCLUDES SEVERAL DISCIPLINARY AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES (LAW, GENDER STUDIES, ANTRHOPOLOGY, POLITICS, ECONOMICS) AND ANALYSES INTERNATIONAL LEGAL INSTRUMENTS, TOOLS AND SPECIFIC CASES, AS WELL AS THEIR IMPLEMENTATION AT REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVEL. A DIVERSE SET OF THEMES IS TREATED : GENDER SENSITIVE PROJECT PLANNING, USE OF LEGAL INSTRUMENT AS AN ADVOCACY TOOL, WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT (LAND, WATER, FOOD SECURITY, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY, EDUCATION, HEALTH). STUDENTS WILL BE INVOLVED IN SEMINAR AND PRACTICE EXERCISES.

Teachers

CANGELOSI, Elisabetta (Consult on Women's Land Rights and Gender Justice. Liase with Civil Society Organisations.)

Course validation

A SHORT “PRELIMINARY” PAPER (500 words) (20% of final mark): this preliminary paper aims at “testing” students analysis and research skills. Lecturer comments will guide students to the elaboration of the final paper. A FINAL PAPER (1500 words) (60% of final mark) : a paper on a relevant topic of choice of the student OVERALL ASSESMENT OF CLASS ACTIVITIES (20% of final mark) : this assess participation in class, debates facilitation and group work.

Required reading

  • Pilcher, J and Imelda Whelehan 50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies (Key Concepts), Sage, 2004 (pp.10-13, 27-34, 37-41, 56-68, 101-109, 115-119, 124-127, 155-162, 166-168, 176-180)
  • http://6rang.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/PanjahMafhomeKelidiMotaleateGenderi.pdf
  • UN Women Annual report 2014-2015
  • http://annualreport.unwomen.org/~/media/annual%20report/attachments/sections/library/annual%20report%202014-2015.pdf
  • World Economic Forum, The Global Gender Gap Report