Policy and Gender Workshop


Units: 3


While other courses examine policies that disproportionately impact women, this "micro" course will look at an range of current policy issues and explore the previously under-examined gender aspects, and impacts, of these policies. Students will be exposed to research and various tools used to conduct gender analyses. Using a foundational understanding of gender analysis, students will review current policy proposals, analyze and report on how gender plays a role in the policy implementation, and make recommendations to improve the proposals so that they will achieve greater gender equality.

Learning Outcomes:

-Expose students to the concept of a "gender lens" for public policy

-Provide students with the tools to conduct gender analyses

-Provide students the opportunity to analyze current policy proposals

-Communicate recommendations to policy makers in an organized and concise manner