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Gender Mainstreaming: Security through Gendered Lenses (STG-MA-M4-PSW10)


Department STG
Course category 1st Year
Course type Seminar
Academic year 2022-2023
Term 1ST SEM
Credits 1 (European Credits (EC))
Contact Prieto, Maria Elvira
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Gender mainstreaming has been adopted by international and national governance mechanisms as a strategy to achieve gender equality through public policy. It involves the integration of a gender perspective at all levels of policy making, planning and implementation of policies, public finance management, equal representation and non-discrimination.

Since the mid-nineties, the international community and the governance institutions all over the world, including the EU; have defined and refined gender mainstreaming approaches and practices. However, how gender mainstreaming happens in governance processes depends both on political will and on governance institutions’ preparedness and competences.

This workshop will address these issues in two ways:

  1. Students will be introduced to key concepts, dimensions and policy areas of ‘gender mainstreaming’ and get a better sense of how, when and by whom gender mainstreaming was adopted as a governance strategy towards realising gender equality.
  2. Students will be exposed to the contemporary challenges and opportunities that gender mainstreaming presents by zooming into two different areas: trade and economic empowerment (especially in light of the effects of the pandemic) and security (especially in the context of combatting terrorism)

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