The New Perspectives on Gender and Human Security Workshop will take place Friday, March 19 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the
Pyle Center Auditorium, 702 Langdon Street. Registration is free, but is required by Friday, March 12 for attendance.
This workshop features cutting edge work that engages with or adopts a gendered approach to the study of human security, i.e., threats to people’s livelihood, well-being, and bodily integrity resulting, for example, from conflict of all kinds, environmental degradation, the spread of infectious diseases, massive population movements, economic decline, food insecurity, and physical violence.
Although conventional notions of security have tended to focus on protecting states from external attack, the concept of human security looks at a broader range of insecurities that individuals and communities face in the context of violence, whether interpersonal, intergroup, or international. Perspectives on gender through the lens of human security — rather than or in addition to rights-based or empowerment-centered frames — may raise new questions or offer different strategic choices.