Finding a way to deal with a violent past in the aftermath of civil war, the end of an authoritarian regime or occupation, is argued by some to be the basis for lasting peace, democracy and the rule of law. This includes the identification of past human rights violations, the prosecution of perpetrators on a national or international level, the rehabilitation of victims, the establishment of truth commissions, reparation programs, guarantees of non-recurrence and commemoration. Course participants will critically reflect on such processes and assess their effects on society as a whole and on victims and perpetrators in particular.
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Learn from experts in the national dialogue & mediation field how to design and implement effective national dialogues.
Among the most daunting challenges facing societies in post-conflict transition is what to do with the burden of gross violations of human rights committed during the conflict. Numerous societies have sought to ignore such atrocities – to dig a hole and bury the past – only to be confronted by their continual return, in the form of grievance and re-escalation into hostilities. Long after a formal peace has been declared, victims may feel the war still rages – relentless in its demand for answers, in the damage caused, in the absence of acknowledgement, accountability, reparation, or even change.
This course examines the relationship between gender, violent conflict, and peacebuilding. Participants will consider how war and militarism are highly gendered phenomena that impact men and women differently, and relatedly, how peacebuilding processes account for gendered dynamics. Throughout the course, participants will consider questions such as: how do gender stereotypes influence the way that we think about war and peace? What is the relationship between masculinity, militarism, and violence? How has feminist peace activism contributed to peacebuilding and why should peacebuilding processes remain attuned to local women’s peace movements? What are the strengths and limitations of the design and implementation of the UN Security Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security? How does conflict open up potentially transformative spaces for gender relations, and how can peacebuilding processes foster rather than hinder the development of gender equality in post-conflict spaces? Ultimately, participants will gain an understanding of the gendered dimensions of violent conflict and peacebuilding as well as evaluate the respective policy frameworks that address these complexities.
The 2-day intensive training programme provides practically applicable education to aspiring students, graduates and policy makers alike. The course will be delivered by a distinguished conflict analyst and researcher who will reflect upon his own experience in the areas of conflict management, conflict prevention and post-conflict rehabilitation measures.
Theories of change help aid workers and peacebuilders to make their programs more effective, but they are rarely used to their full potential. Creating a detailed logic of intervention helps to identify gaps in programming, highlight assumptions that need to be tested and provide a sound base for strategic choices that can increase impact.
The IPT Specialisation Course on Election Observation is designed to support the development and consolidation of pluralistic, democratic societies through preparing participants for observation and assistance tasks in electoral missions. Topics to be dealt with include different electoral systems, different institutional approaches to election observation, voting and new technologies, elections and election observation in different societies, tasks of Short-Term Observers (STOs), Long-Term Observers (LTOs) and Election Supervisors.
This Master Class supports trainers, facilitators, development- and aid workers, peace workers and gender educators on how to encourage and guide people to re-think culture, gender, race, sexual orientation, social class and more. A special focus is placed on considerations of intersectionality while doing gender and peace, as well as on practice-based learning of intersectional pedagogy.
This course covers a consolidated content of a general mediation training and focuses on the practicability in the fields of peacebuilding and development cooperation. It can easily be topped up in order to fulfill the requirements of the German Federal Association for Mediation (Bundesverband Mediation) or the German Mediation Law regarding a certification/accreditation.