Gender in Peace and Conflict

Integrating an intersectional-gender lens in Peacebuilding and Conflict Analysis

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Informationen zum Seminar

Alena Sander

Alena Sander

Trainerin für Gender in der Friedens- und Konfliktarbeit

Early Bird: 450€ when booking until 21 March 2024
Registration Deadline: 2 May 2024


Technical Check: on 13 May 2024 from 10:00 to 11:00 CEST
Online Live Sessions: from 16 May 2024 to 27 June 2024, every Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 CEST

Who can register for this course?

The course is designed for practitioners working and engaging in the field of development projects, conflict-related contexts or peacebuilding, who wish to learn about how to integrate an intersectional-gender lens in their daily work. Previous knowledge or experiences of the topic of gender and gender equality are not required.

Depending on methods and topic of the training, we limit the number of available spaces to a manageable size (a maximum of 20 participants). Register early to reserve your place!


The course offers practical and analytical tools to how gender-sensitivity can be integrated into the field of development, conflict and peace. It aims to give a thorough understanding of the crucial role of gender and intersectionality in understanding conflict and violence, but also peacebuilding and human rights. Therefore, gender-sensitive conflict analysis, project planning, evaluation and monitoring as well as violence response mechanisms are central parts of the course by working on real live case studies from the participants.

Through interactive methods the course explores critically how power hierarchies, colonial continuities and our own (gendered) identities and positionalities as peacebuilders matters in working with communities in peacebuilding and development settings. Furthermore, international policy and legal instruments supporting gender equality, such as the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and newly emerging frameworks of feminist foreign policy are introduced and discussed.


  • To understand the main theoretical concepts of gender, intersectionality, power, peace, and conflict.
  • To be able to apply tools for an intersectional gender-sensitive conflict analysis.
  • To learn tools to practically implement gender-sensitive planning, violence prevention and care mechanisms,
  • To understand the role of power, vulnerabilities and marginalization from a feminist perspective.
  • To explore self-reflection and analysis of one’s own positionality in the conflictive context considering gender dynamics.

Key Concepts

  • Gender, Intersectionality and Feminism
  • Peace and Peacebuilding
  • Conflict analysis
  • Power and patriarchal violence


The course is designed to be highly interactive and to promote discussion and exchange between participants for them to learn from each other’s experience and perspectives. The course will give space for case studies of the participants and to work on real life examples. Discussions take place in breakout sessions and in the plenary, and are mixed with short inputs and interactive methods that foster the self-reflection of the participants.

In the course, participants use a variety of tools, including a digital learning platform, a video conferencing tool, and an online whiteboard. Participants should therefore have a good internet connection (1 Mbit down/upload or better). A headset is highly recommended.

After a successful participation, participants receive a certificate and become part of our alumni network.



  • Regular and active participation in the course
  • Active engagement with the self-paced-learning material on the learning platform ILIAS (at least twice written participation in forum discussions or short quizzes)
  • Gendered conflict analysis of one case study

Total expected weekly hours: 5 to 6 hours per week


Please register online until 2 May 2024.

For further information on our cancellation policies and financing options, please see our FAQs.

The fee can be paid by invoice.