Gender Inclusivity in Peacebuilding

The aim of the Gender Inclusivity in Peacebuilding micro-course explores the impact of conflict on gender identity, norms, and roles and how gender equality can create transformative opportunities for peace. International organizations and national governments are increasingly recognizing that in order to ensure long term stability, reconciliation and peace processes need to be inclusive of all peoples within a society. This course will answer the question, “why gender matters.” Gender is a socio-cultural construction that defines the roles and expectations that a given society ascribes to men and women, boys and girls, and sexual and gender minorities. Gender identities are therefore learned, highly malleable and particularly affected during times of violent conflict, violent extremism or natural disaster.

Course syllabus:

  1. Gender in Peacebuilding

  2. Gender Inclusivity in Practice