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Gender and Development

Start Date

7 February
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Fee

€650.00

This module runs over 10 Wednesday evenings (6.00 – 8.30 PM) from 7 February to 11 April 2018.

Note: This is a module on our MA in International Development programme. It can be taken as part of the Master’s programme or as a single module. Single Modules are ideal for learners who wish to update professional knowledge, enhance their career, or sample the MA/PG Dip programme. This option involves submitting assignments etc. for recognised academic credit (see fees for Single Modules).

You may also attend this module as a participant (not for academic credit).

Module Aim

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.

Module Objectives

  • 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.

Content

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

Gender analysis

  • 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.

 

If you have any queries please email applications@kimmagedsc.ie. Note that this course is also available on a not-for-credit basis.

 

 

Gender and Development

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