The course gives an overview of the importance of women in and for development: more than a presentation of the theoretical approach of gender and development and feminist theory, the course aims to understand the relevance of women in development globally as well as women’s movements for social justice.
The voyage across several world regions presents a special opportunity to make comparison between social experiences and transformations in the regions of Asia, Africa and Europe, in terms of women’s economic production, race, ethnicity, class, labor rights and participation, education, reproduction rights, family, religion, violence, and entrepreneurship, not only locally but also in terms of global implications.
Students are encouraged to exchange ideas, their life stories and critical thinking on national, regional and international agendas, policies, programs and initiatives on women’s empowerment in a multicultural world. Through the field trip and case studies, we will analyze the realities of women, in order to think how we can overcome the current obstacles and persistent barriers for women.
*Note: This class is delivered when lunch is served.
Field WorkCountry: Ghana
Date: March 30, 2020