This course examines situations of armed conflict, civilian experiences of these crises, and the international and national humanitarian and military responses to these situations from a gender perspective and highlights the policy and program implications that this perspective presents. Topics covered include gender analyses of current trends in armed conflict and terrorism, and of the links among war economies, globalization and armed conflict; the manipulation of gender roles to fuel war and violence; gender and livelihoods in the context of crises; masculinities in conflict; sexual and gender-based violations; women’s rights in international humanitarian and human rights law during armed conflict; peacekeeping operations; peacebuilding; and reconstruction. Case studies are drawn from recent and current armed conflicts worldwide. This course is cross-listed with The Fletcher School (DHP D232).
Gender, Culture and Conflict in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
Graduate standing or instructor consent.