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GOVT3986: Gender, Security and Human Rights

This unit offers a gender perspective on security and human rights, with a focus on gender, race, and sexuality as relations of power in peace, conflict, and conflict-affected settings. The unit covers themes related to the security and human rights policy architecture in the international system, the challenges of pursuing human rights and peace activism, violations of human rights, forms of insecurity, and the role of civil society groups in advocating for human rights. Attention will be given to the gendered and racialised nature of human rights and to specific issues related to security and human rights that have differently distributed effects for various individuals and communities.

Code GOVT3986
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an advanced knowledge of leading scholarship and debates on gender, security, and human rights
  • LO2. critically examine current events and apply or relate theoretical debates to these events
  • LO3. demonstrate advanced written and oral communication skills
  • LO4. consider innovative alternatives and solutions to pressing global issues related to gender, security and development
  • LO5. engage with scholarship that crosses several disciplines, including international relations, security studies, gender studies, and Indigenous studies.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.