Gender, Peace & Security graduate research

Monash University’s Gender, Peace & Security Centre is a group of policy and community engaged scholars whose research is focused in the field of gender, peace and security. 

We seek to use our research to inform scholarly debate, policy development and implementation, public understanding about the gendered drivers of armed conflict, disasters, protracted crises and the search for peace.

Monash GPS has partnered with several organisations and institutions including Action Aid, The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Oxfam- Monash Partnership, Plan International, UN Women, and World YWCA.

Research projects

Current projects include:

Research areas

  1. Youth, peace, security and gender;
  2. Gender and preventing violent extremism;
  3. Gender, climate change and natural disasters;
  4. Gender based violence in conflict and emergencies;
  5. Women’s participation in peace processes and post-conflict governance;
  6. Implementation of UNSCR 1325 and National Action Plans;
  7. Political economy of gender, peace and security.

Student profile

Name: Maria Tanyag
Discipline: Politics and International Relations, Gender Peace and Security (GPS)

'I chose Monash because I wanted to be mentored by the leading experts in gender, peace and security.'

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Supervisor profile

Name: Professor Katrina Lee Koo
Focus Program: Gender, Peace and Security

'Our PhD students place a gender lens on a whole range of peace and security issues throughout the Asia-Pacific, and globally.'

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