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OADH 4190 - Gender & Conflict: a Human Rights Perspective

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2019-2020

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course aims at providing a gender analysis of conflict related issues and examining the relationship between gender dynamics and conflict dynamics. A gender-sensitive analysis of conflict enables to understand the gendered aspects of key concepts (such as peace, security, war, violence, resilience and human rights) and to emphasize the place of gender in pre-conflict, conflict and post-conflict contexts. The course deploys an interdisciplinary approach and is based on two methods : (1) a theoretical framework setting the basis for gender and human rights in peace and conflict studies; (2) an analysis of case studies and topical issues in order to understand the place of gender and human rights in peace and conflict transformation.


MARTEU, Elisabeth (.)

Course validation

Students will write one essay of approximately 3000 words answering questions related to the topics dealt with in the seminar (50% of the final mark). Students are also expected to read the weekly readings before each class, asked to comment and participate in class discussions (10% of the final grade) and to present cases studies and other materials assigned for specific classes (40% of the final grade).

Required reading

  • 1. Davies, SE and True, J (eds) (2018), The Oxford Handbook of Women Peace and Security, Oxford University Press.
  • 2. Carol Cohn (ed) (2012), Women and Wars, Polity Press.
  • 3. Ní Aoláin, Fionnuala, Haynes, Dina and Cahn, Naomi (2011), On the Frontlines: Gender, War and the Post-Conflict Process, OUP
  • 4. Gina Heathcote and Dianne Otto (2014), Rethinking Peacekeeping, Gender Equality and Collective Security, Palgrave.