Sexual Violence

Gender, Sex, and Violence in Global Politics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022
In this course, we will consider the international dimensions of gender, sex and violence, both within the context of war and during periods of peace. Both academic scholarship and current policy debates are informed by powerful—and often unquestioned—assumptions about sex, gender and violence. Recent research has challenged some of these ideas, and policymakers have responded with calls for better data, increased attention to long-hidden problems, and new strategies to confront these difficult problems. In the course, we will consider a series of policy-relevant questions on the politics of sex, gender, and violence.... Read more about Gender, Sex, and Violence in Global Politics

Human Rights, Law, and Advocacy

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

 

Human rights practitioners around the world rely upon human rights law, language, and methodologies in the struggle for social justice. This freshman seminar explores the underlying legal framework in which human rights advocates operate, and uses specific case studies to consider the legal, ethical, and strategic challenges that practitioners grapple with in their work. The seminar is designed to encourage students to critically evaluate the human rights movement while offering an introduction to some of the essential tools and strategies used by human rights advocates...

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2021 Mar 11

WAPPP Seminar Series: Violence against Women in Politics

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Hosted Online

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Mona Lena Krook | Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Women and Politics Ph.D. Program at Rutgers University

Women have made significant inroads into politics in recent years, but in many parts of the world, their increased engagement has spurred physical attacks, intimidation, and harassment. In the first comprehensive account of this phenomenon, Krook explores how women came to give these experiences a name: violence against women in politics.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Violence against Women in Politics

2021 Feb 25

WAPPP Seminar Series: Expressive Power of Anti-Violence Legislation: Changes in Social Norms on Violence Against Women in Mexico

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Hosted Online

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Mala HtunProfessor of political science at the University of New Mexico

Francesca R. Jensenius | Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo

While a significant amount of research has examined the conditions giving rise to legal and policy reform on violence against women (VAW), there is less understanding of whether or not new VAW laws have been accompanied by changes in behavior and attitudes. Has the adoption of VAW legislation—a huge priority of feminist movements since the 1970s—produced social change?... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Expressive Power of Anti-Violence Legislation: Changes in Social Norms on Violence Against Women in Mexico

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