Gender, Conflict & Peacebuilding Course

Organisateur :
University of Basel, Basel
Peace Education
Education for Peacebuilding

This course examines the relationship between gender, violent conflict, and peacebuilding. Participants will consider how war and militarism are highly gendered phenomena that impact men and women differently, and relatedly, how peacebuilding processes account for gendered dynamics. Throughout the course, participants will consider questions such as: how do gender stereotypes influence the way that we think about war and peace? What is the relationship between masculinity, militarism, and violence? How has feminist peace activism contributed to peacebuilding and why should peacebuilding processes remain attuned to local women’s peace movements? What are the strengths and limitations of the design and implementation of the UN Security Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security? How does conflict open up potentially transformative spaces for gender relations, and how can peacebuilding processes foster rather than hinder the development of gender equality in post-conflict spaces? Ultimately, participants will gain an understanding of the gendered dimensions of violent conflict and peacebuilding as well as evaluate the respective policy frameworks that address these complexities.


Leading international scholars as well as experienced practitioners from government, civil society and the private sector facilitate this course. 

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In this course you will:

  • learn how to analyze the gendered dimensions of violent conflict and peacebuilding, including the various roles women and men play in war and peace
  • recognize the importance of applied gender analysis for policy-making and peacebuilding processes
  • expand your understanding of peacebuilding processes to include new, gendered strategies for effecting sustainable peace
  • strengthen your work in the field of gender and peacebuilding
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice

For more information and to sign up, please visit the course website

Contact Name:
swisspeace Continuing Education
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1700 CHF