Constitutionalism and Gender
*If you are in Colombia $3.211.000 COP
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Schedule: Monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..
*The schedules and modality (virtual or blended) of the courses are subject to modifications according to the provisions of the National and District Government for the management of COVID 19. The dates and times of the sessions can be consulted at mibanner.uniandes.edu.co
Exploration of the intersections between constitutionalism and gender has considerably evolved and enlarged its reach in recent times. On the one hand, since the mid-1990’s, there has been a large consensus regarding the importance of mainstreaming gender to achieve gender equality. This strategy demands an ample appropriation of gender as an analytical category and a massive production of information to make the category speak in a wide range of legal debates and practices. On the other, the conviction that inherited constitutional texts are profoundly gendered, though not new, has gained center-stage, leading to the emergence of a new sub-field within constitutional law, with an ever-growing body of companion literature. While 20th century constitutions have all clauses prohibiting sex discrimination, which were the basis for pioneering analysis centered on their interpretation and development by courts, current scholarship emphasizes the need to enlarge gender-based scrutiny to many other dimensions of constitutionalism: constitution-making, constitutional design (division of power models, federalism, the declaration of rights, etc.) and constitutional practice (where the performance of the constitutional system with regards specific problems like violence, resource distribution or political status is being tested). This course will provide students an opportunity to familiarize with these debates and collaborate in the task of gender mainstreaming by providing basic tools about the use of gender in constitutional law. It invites students to become familiar with feminist critiques of the constitution, with (successful) feminist legal reforms, with gender-based analysis of institutional choices and with topic-centered debates. It is supported on readings and a set of cases that speak to a global audience, and will hopefully allow for a stimulating, informative and mutually enriching experience in the context of the GLSL Summer School.
Requirements: Have finished or being currently studying an undergraduate degree..
Este curso hace parte del portafolio de materias de pregrado y posgrado de la Universidad abiertas a todo público.
Al participar en este curso podrás vivir la experiencia Uniandina, acceder a contenidos de calidad, tomar clases con estudiantes regulares, acceder al sistema de bibliotecas de Uniandes y participar en las actividades culturales que esta Universidad te ofrece.
The course will be taught in eight sessions of four hours a day each, split in two sections with a break in the middle. It will combine theoretical discussions and case studies. Students will be graded on the basis of two separate products:
- One three-page reaction paper (50%)
- One individual reelaboration of an in-class group assignment (50%). Reaction papers will discuss one of the readings assigned for the course (freely elected by the student) and will be submitted the day before the class for which the reading is assigned. Reaction papers need to be emailed to both professors: Isabel Jaramillo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Francisca Pou (email@example.com). Individual re-workings of in-class group assignments will be completed at the time provided for the final examination
Isabel Cristina Jaramillo
Francisca Pou Giménez
Eventualmente la Universidad puede verse obligada, por causas de fuerza mayor a cambiar sus profesores o cancelar el programa. En este caso el participante podrá optar por la devolución de su dinero o reinvertirlo en otro curso de Educación Continua que se ofrezca en ese momento, asumiendo la diferencia si la hubiere.
La apertura y desarrollo del programa estará sujeto al número de inscritos. El Departamento/Facultad (Unidad académica que ofrece el curso) de la Universidad de los Andes se reserva el derecho de admisión dependiendo del perfil académico de los aspirantes.