- Code INTR8077
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest Gender Studies, International Relations, Law, Diplomacy
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Maria Tanyag
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2024
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In 2000, when the Security Council adopted resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), it was a diverse and geographically-representative coalition of Member States such as Bangladesh, Namibia, Canada and Jamaica, with a strong global constituency of women's civil society organisations who first tabled the resolution in the Security Council. The resolution was the first Security Council resolution to link women to the peace and security agenda, looking at the impact of war on women and their contribution to conflict resolution and sustainable peace.
This innovative course follows the four pillars introduced in the WPS agenda through UNSC1325 and explores- the role of women in conflict prevention, their participation in peacebuilding, protection of women’s rights during and after conflict, and specific needs during repatriation, resettlement, rehabilitation, reintegration and post-conflict reconstruction. It explores the key arguments regarding gender, security and human rights that have preoccupied scholars, policymakers and practitioners; and how debates about inclusion, equality, and identity matter today.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how security and peace are inherently gendered.
- Critically Analyse the concepts, theories and approaches relating to WPS
- Apply the knowledge developed through the course to critically analyse global humanitarian-development discourses
- Develop strong written and oral gender-sensitive and gender-responsive communication skills in order to analyse and discuss WPS agenda
- Seminar presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Essay (2,500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Take-home Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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This course comprises some 130 hours of activity over 12 weeks, both interactive/seminar based and independent research. The course comprises a maximum of 6k words of assessment or the equivalent. Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.
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