Gender and Leadership

Executive Leadership and Management of Organisations

Course Overview

This course considers the experiences of men and women leaders by answering two questions: Why have women now gained more access to powerful leadership positions? Why do men continue to have far more access than women do? To address these questions, the course reviews research from a variety of social science disciplines, including social psychology, sociology, economics, political science, management and organizational science, and anthropology.

The course is aimed at practitioners from across the continent working in areas relating to gender, development, health and human rights. Although the course has a strong theoretical emphasis, components of the course will focus on equipping participants with practical advocacy skills for tackling gender inequality. This will be done through a mix of didactic and experiential work.

Course Objectives

  • International human rights as it relates to gender equality
  • Key feminist concepts around human rights and gender in development theories
  • Overview on why engaging men  for gender equality and debates around this approach
  • Gender, culture, tradition and religion
  • Case studies of promising practices on engaging men for gender equality globally
  • Gender- based violence prevention
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV and AIDS
  • LGBTI rights
  • Parenthood and gender equality: MenCare.

Course Outline

Introduction to Gender and Development

  • Introduction
  • Definition of Gender
  • The Concept of Gender and Development
  • Gender Dynamics and Development
  • Exploring Attitudes towards Gender
  • Basic Gender Concepts and Terminology
  • Social Construction of Gender
  • Course Review and Assignment

Gender Roles and Relations

  • Introduction
  • Gender Roles
  • Types of Gender Roles
  • Gender Roles and Relationships Matrix
  • Gender-based Division and Valuation of Labour
  • Course Review and Assignment

Gender Development Issues

  • Introduction
  • Identifying Gender Issues
  • Gender Sensitive Language
  • Gender and Governance
  • Gender and Human Rights
  • Gender Statistics
  • Course Review and Assignment

Gender Analysis and Policy Development

  • Introduction to Gender Analysis
  • Why Gender Analysis
  • Variables used in Generating Data
  • Gender Analysis Frameworks
  • Gender Analysis Tools
  • How to do a Gender Analysis
  • How to do a Gendered Analysis
  • Gender and Policy Development
  • Emerging Lessons on Mainstreaming Gender in National Policy Frameworks
  • Course Review and Assignment

Gender Mainstreaming

  • Definition of Gender Mainstreaming
  • Gender Mainstreaming as a Strategy
  • Historic Overview of Gender Mainstreaming
  • The Concept of Gender Mainstreaming
  • Approaches to Gender Mainstreaming and Integration
  • Methods and Strategies of Gender Mainstreaming
  • The Role of Men in Gender Mainstreaming
  • Challenges to Effective Gender Mainstreaming
  • Gender Mainstreaming and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Gender Mainstreaming Best practices
  • Course Review and Assignment

Gender Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Gender Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Integrating a Gender Dimension into Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Course Review and Assignment
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