Gender and Violence

Degree: 1
Year: 4
Study program: Social work

Holder: Vesna Leskošek
Collaborator(s): Špela Veselič


Subject content:

Identification of the processes and mechanisms influencing gender construction and understanding in different cultural environments, and specifically in the Western world. The central theme is violence in all of its forms, its consequences, exits from it, survival strategies, and the related social services' roles and tasks. Individual themes:
Gender inequalities and social work.
Gender between biology and social construction.
Masculinity, femininity.
Sexual identities.
Gender inequality in Slovenia.
Families, separations, single-parent families.
Women and mental health – homelessness, poverty.
Prostitution, trafficking in women.
Sexual harassment, rape.
Child sexual abuse.
Eating disorders.
Women and social policy – the role of social services.