Start Date15 February
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
LocationKimmage Development Studies Centre
This course will be offered over 10 Wednesday evenings (6.00 – 8.30pm) starting on Wednesday 15 February and running to April.
The aim of this course is to develop a greater understanding of the nature and importance of gender roles and gender relations in development processes, with a particular focus on project planning and management, and to introduce students to a range of gender analysis frameworks and tools which can be applied to promote greater gender awareness and equity in development interventions and organisations.
- To develop learners knowledge and understanding of theory and concepts around gender and gender relations
- To provide background on the evolution of thinking and approaches around gender and development, and to explore and analysis the current main approaches
- To explore why and how gender is a development issue, and critically reflect on a range of related debates and issues
- To develop learners knowledge and understanding of gender analysis and its application in development practice, using a range of gender analysis frameworks and tools
Module Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the participants are expected to have:
- An understanding of key concepts and theory relating to gender.
- Knowledge of the evolution of approaches to gender and development
- A greater insight into and critical analysis of the relevance of gender in development, particularly in relation to key debates around the MDGs, power and empowerment, and the feminisation of poverty.
- Familiarity with and practice in applying a range of gender analysis frameworks and tools in development interventions.
Introduction to gender theory and concepts
- Gender and related concepts
- Gender identities and roles
- Culture, socialisation and gender
- Cultural change and gender relations
- Gender, power relations, empowerment
Gender and development
- Relevance of gender to the development process
- Evolution of approaches to gender equality and gender and development
- Gender and the Millennium Development Goals
- The feminisation of poverty
- Mainstreaming gender – policy and process
- What is gender analysis?
- How and why would gender analysis be used in project planning?
- Introduction to some gender analysis tools and frameworks
Please note that this description is subject to change.
Gender and Development