COURSE: Gender, Conflicts and Peacebuilding Course at Helsinki University

Gender Studies Forum of Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Helsinki
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 20:00
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General Women, Peace and Security
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VALPURI, Gender Studies Forum of Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Helsinki, jointly with the 1325 Network Finland, organises a course

"Gender, Conflicts and Peacebuilding"

The course explores violent conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building and post-conflict development from gender perspective. Course Coordinator and Guest Lecturers will provide lectures on such topics as gendered lives in violent conflicts, sexual violence in conflicts, gender in international crisis management, gendered reconciliation, and gender mainstreaming in post-conflict development.

The course will be of interest for students of Political Sciences, Development Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender Studies, and all who want to increase their understanding on conflicts and gender.

Dates 28.10-9.12.2013, Mondays 14-16,
Place: U40 (Metsätalo) lecture hall 2.
Coordinator: Dr. Leena Avonius,


Monday 28 October 2013: Introduction of key concepts. Dr. Leena Avonius

Monday 4 November 2013: Living in Violent Conflict – gendered lives in conflict situations. Dr. Leena Avonius

Monday 11 November 2013: Gender Mainstreaming, Peace-building and Post-conflict Development. Dr. Marjaana Jauhola, University Researcher, Gender Studies, University of Helsinki.

Monday 18 November 2013: Gender in International Crisis Management Operations. Ms. Leena Kontula, retired Police Officer, TBC

Monday 25 November 2013: Sexual Violence in Conflicts.
Dr. Päivi Mattila, Secretary-General of Finnish League for Human Rights

Tuesday 3 December 2013: (note the exceptional week day)
Memory, Corporeality and Gendered Reconciliation.
Dr. Tarja Väyrynen, University Researcher, University of Tampere

Monday 9 December 2013: panel discussion on Gender, Conflict and Peacebuilding
Dr. Leena Avonius (chair),
Panellists from the 1325 Network Finland, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. TBC

Document PDF: 

Gender, Conflict, Peacebuilding