Topics to be addressed in this unit include: key debates in gender and development (human rights, feminisation of poverty, gender roles, historical treatment of gender and development); major theories of gender and power; and case studies (gender-based violence, gender and economic participation, health and reproduction, education).
At the successful completion of this unit students can:
ULO1: Identify and critically analyse the gendered dimensions of contemporary international and community development.
ULO2: Critically evaluate the evolution of theories of gender and sexuality in the context of gender and development
ULO3: Generate informed approaches to address intersecting issues of gender, culture and development
ULO4: Apply community development principles and practices to contextually informed gender interventions.