Datum & tijd 10/12/2018, 12:00 - 13:30 uur
How can a gendered human security lens support practioners work in stabilisation, humanitarian and development? This question will be discussed during the lunch seminar on 10 December hosted by WO=MEN. Researchers Theresa Ammann (Aarhus University), Tamara A Kool (Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-MERIT) will present their findings and critical reflections on a gendered Human Security approach, as currently approached in academic research. Topics that the researchers will discuss are:
- Too often the sole focus appears to be on women’s issues; thus, leaving out men and masculinities.
- Such a sole focus on women tends to primarily regard women as victims and overlooks the complex “passive” and “active” roles of women.
- Furthermore, a sole focus on women tends to bring focus to symptoms and/or outcomes rather than addressing root causes of inequalities.
- The emergence and maintenance of these inequalities is not addressed across local and global levels.
Theresa and Tamara argue that these issues are not merely prominent within and relevant to the academic debate, but also hold significant relevance to the current climate surrounding practitioners. They therefore address these threats to the WPS agenda by taking a gendered Human Security approach. Participants are welcome to share their perspectives and discuss how you believe a gendered Human Security approach might help to address some of the challenges you encounter in your work to enrich the debate.
Interested to join the lunch seminar? Register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline of registration is 6 December 16.00pm.