Online course in Politics & Society

Gender and Development

Does gender matter in international and community development? Find out in this free online course.

Gender and Development

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours

Explore the relationship between gender and development

This online course explores why gender matters in contemporary international and community development, asking you to:

  • explore the challenges for achieving gender justice throughout the world
  • examine the concepts of gender, development and what brings gender and development together.
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What topics will you cover?

  • What does gender have to do with international development?
  • Is ‘woman’ the core of gender and development?
  • What brings gender and development together?
  • What is the history of women in international development?

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explore the concept of Gender and how it is now considered an integral part of development.
  • Evaluate the concept of Development – what does it mean, what is its history, have we arrived yet?
  • Investigate ways in which gender and development can contribute to positive change.
  • Assess the complex circumstances in which gender and development work occurs.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those who have an interest in or are working in gender development or the humanitarian and community sectors.

Take your learning to the next stage

The course provides a free introduction to a Deakin University’s postgraduate degree in Development and Humanitarian Action which can be done entirely on FutureLearn.

Who will you learn with?

Maree  Pardy

Maree Pardy

Dr Maree Pardy, is an anthropologist and lectures in Community and International Development. She researches and publishes in the areas of gender & cultural diversity, human rights and global change.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.