PCR 308: Gender in War and Peace

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. evaluate the implications of gender in war and conflicts, nationalism and many others.;
  2. protect women and children in conflicts and wars are underscored;
  3. evaluate the sacrifices of women and children to wars, conflicts and imbroglios with the view to redress; and
  4. demonstrate the need for specific gender support fund, unit and project.
Course Contents

Gender issues and convention in wars; the relevance of gender to nationalism, conflict and war, association of hostility, aggression, and bloodshed with masculinity–and conciliation and peace-seeking with female attributes. Images of motherhood. Works in several disciplines and media and evaluates generalizations that link gender, nationalism, and war. Case studies of some international and domestic wars and conflicts are discussed and lessons drawn. WWI, WWII, Gulf war, Darfur war, Tiv-Jukun wars, Boko Haram Terrorism and many others. The emphasis on these case studies on the experiences of women and children as major casualties of war.