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This program is part of the Development and Humanitarian Action degree offered by Deakin University
Welcome to the program

Topics to be addressed in this unit include: key debates in gender and development (human rights, feminisation of poverty, gender roles, historical treatment of gender and development); major theories of gender and power; and case studies (gender-based violence, gender and economic participation, health and reproduction and education).

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Deakin University is Australia’s eighth largest university with more than 53,000 students from more than 100 countries studying online and on-campus. With world-class teaching and research, Deakin produces sought-after graduates poised to make a real difference in the world.

Who will you learn with?

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.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and critically analyse the gendered dimensions of contemporary international and community development.

  • Critically evaluate the evolution of theories of gender and sexuality in the context of gender and development.

  • Generate informed approaches to address intersecting issues of gender, culture and development.

  • Apply community development principles and practices to contextually informed gender interventions.

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