This short course explores the impact of conflict on gender identity, norms, and roles and how gender equality can create transformative opportunities for peace.
Gender, conflict analysis, negotiation, mediation, dialogue
Photo Credit: AMISOM / Tobin Jones. Civilians return to their homes in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia.
International organizations and national governments are increasingly recognizing that in order to ensure long term stability, reconciliation and peace processes need to be inclusive of all peoples within a society. This course will answer the question, “why gender matters.” Gender is a socio-cultural construction that defines the roles and expectations that a given society ascribes to men and women, boys and girls, and sexual and gender minorities. Gender identities are therefore learned, highly malleable and particularly affected during times of violent conflict, violent extremism or natural disaster. Through a series of mixed media presentations, case scenarios and exercises, participants will explore how conflict impacts gender identities, and also how gender expectations can influence violence and create opportunities for peaceful resolution.
Participants in this training will be able to:
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Daryn Cambridge leads curriculum development and educational design for USIP’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding online courses. Daryn joins USIP after 4 years with the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, where he served as senior director for Learning & Digital Strategies and helped co-found Freedom Beat Recordings – a record label and website that explores the role of music in nonviolent resistance. Daryn is also a peace educator in residence and adjunct professor at American University in Washington, DC, where he teaches courses on education for international development, peace pedagogy, and nonviolent action. Full bio.
Dr. Jacqueline H. Wilson is the Principle of Civic Fusion International. She is a former Senior Program Officer at USIP’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding where she focused primarily on programs in Africa although she has conducted programs for the Institute in over 20 countries around the world. Wilson specializes in local peace processes and traditional mechanisms of conflict resolution. She led a cross-border grazing project in Sudan and South Sudan that resulted in publication of the Peaceworks report Local Peace Processes in Sudan and South Sudan. She also focuses on electoral violence prevention and served as an international observer for elections in Kenya and Sudan. Wilson joined USIP in 2004 following a 23-year active and reserve Air Force career, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. Full bio.
A wide array of USIP experts and practitioners share their insights, reflections and stories from the field.
Additional experts include:
Expected Duration: 3-5 hours
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