Empowering Women in the 21st Century
About the program:
The interactive Empowering Women in the 21st Century taught by ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon – in Portugal aims to give students an overview of women’s contribution to the development of societies. The course brings to discussion topics regarding gender and how values and norms influence and perpetuate stereotypes, supporting mechanisms and reproducing inequality in several social domains: politics, economy, education, family, work, environment, health, and personal safety. The course is awareness raising and stimulates a general sensitivity to gender issues.
Nestled between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal contains striking landscapes ripe for exploration, from the exceptional beaches of the Algarve to the lush vineyards of the Douro River Valley. Portugal is full of beautiful scenery, old-fashioned traditions of village life and their outstanding, very affordable seafood. It’s a Catholic country – there are ancient churches in every community – and while support for the institutions of the Church may have waned, a belief in traditional values remains. The Portuguese have embraced contemporary life without ever quite getting rid of the more appealing aspects of previous centuries.
Lisbon, the capital, features cinematic hillsides overlooking the Rio Tejo showcase Lisbon’s post-card perfect panorama. Cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals combine centuries worth of history into a city. This coastal city has a lively café culture and nightlife that is one of the most vibrant in Europe. Moreover, it is the only European capital located close to many sandy beaches, meaning your time there will feel more serene.
This program has been assessed as a level 2 elective for 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by Arts and Education
Over the 3 weeks in Portugal, the following topics will be covered:
- Family and the importance of women in history
- Conceptual framework for gender analysis
- Feminism and the empowerment of women
- The role of organizations to promote human rights and women’s rights
- Gender and discrimination
- Gender and work-life balance
- The political role of women
- Work and gender desegregation
- Gender and immigration
- Environment and gender
- Gender-based violence and human trafficking
- Gender and health
In addition to the academic classes, site visits to Portuguese and international agencies and NGOs will be organised to deepen your understanding on the various topics in empowering women in the 21stcentury.
Students should have completed one year or more of a social sciences course related studies at the time of the course.Voluntary work or professional experience will also be considered relevant.
You will be accommodated at a residence managed by ISCTE-IUL in the down town area. The residence is located right in the heart of Lisbon, in a picturesque neighbourhood next to the main and most elegant Avenue of the City, Avenida da Liberdade. You will share a room with either one, two or three other students on the AIM Overseas program.
Program costs include: tuition, accommodation, welcome and farewell lunch, cultural activities, site visits, AIM Overseas pre-departure service and support. This is a Study Abroad program meaning no tuition is paid to Deakin University.
Program Dates: 13th January - 3rd February 2018
For more information please visit the partner website
Short Term Partner Programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.