Course: Gender-related violence in the landscape of global vulnerabilities

Course: Global contexts of Violence – Gender related violence in the landscape of global vulnerabilities (5 ects)  - Registration starts November 1, 2019! 

How  are gendered forms of violence interlinked with the pressing issues of un/sustainability? How are gendered forms of violence connected to contemporary global vulnerabilities? Gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against women (VAW) are among the central and persistent challenges to human rights globally, and ones that need to be tackled collectively and in a consistent manner. This is a need clearly enunciated in the UN’s Sustainable Development goals (SDG’s) where violence against women and girls is explicitly addressed. The objectives of this virtual course is to introduce the key concepts in interdisciplinary research on gender-related violence, and to illustrate through multidisciplinary research examples the diverse forms of violence and the ways gender-related violence is entangled with contemporary global vulnerabilities. The course participants will engage in mapping global landscapes of vulnerability that are constituted both by continuities and disruptions, and in critically contemplating gender-related violence in connection. Furthermore, the course objective is to support students in understanding and engaging in ethically sustainable manner with the challenge of gender-related violence in the context of contemporary sustainability challenge by exploring the concepts and forms, policies, good practices and key stakeholders in the efforts to take action against violence.  

The course is organised in collaboration with UNIPID university network. For more detailed description, visit

Course dates: 07.01.2020 - 21.02.2020
Registration dates: 01.11.2019 - 01.12.2019

For more information:
Suvi Pihkala (


Last updated: 16.10.2019