Gender, Leadership and Peacebuilding [PTP.2014.24E]
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The role of women in peacebuilding is immense. The United Nations Security Council Resolutions (S/RES) 2106, 1325, 1888, 1889, 1820 reaffirms the key role women can play in re-establishing the fabric of a recovering society and stresses the need for their involvement in the development and implementation of post-conflict strategies. Often only viewed as victims, women also play a key role in preventing violent conflict, resolving it, and rebuilding societies in post-conflict periods. Women as agents of change, active participants, supporting participants, victims and spoils of war, and newly responsible care providers play active leadership roles and have positively impacted peacebuilding and national development at all levels.
The goal of the course is to provide students with familiarity of gender as an analytical tool for gender mainstreaming in ensuring gender inequalities are adequately addressed in conflict, security and peace work.
- Reflect on gender as a lens for better understanding of human experience;
- Apply a gender lens to conflict and peace processes;
- Examine peacebuilding models and their contribution to gender inclusion strategies;
- Analyze leadership models for maximizing the inclusion of women in leadership.
Content and Structure
- Module 1: Gender Matters: Key Ideas and Practices
- Module 2: Gender, Conflict and Peace
- Module 3: Women, Conflict Prevention, and Peacebuilding
- Module 4: Women and Leadership
- Module 5: Strategies for Gender Mainstreaming
The course is designed for national and regional military and police personnel of every rank and function serving or interested in serving in peace operations.
- Have a sound understanding of the structure and functioning of a peace operation;
- Have a university degree in a relevant area with proven interest in the specific topic covered by the course (BA or equivalent) or the equivalent working experience in a relevant field (2 to 4 years);
- Have good command of English language (reading and writing);
- Be computer literate.
Please note that UNITAR PTP fellowships are awarded only to a small numbers of applicants from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and are not differed or transferred to another course. You might wish to refer the UN-OHRLLS list by clicking here.
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