It’s finals week here at ISS! (And everyone’s super stressed…) Since the reason that I’m actually here this summer is to study, I thought I should write a little bit about what my week is looking like.
For my Gender Equality course, I am writing a paper on the pros and cons of different policies for reconciliation of work and family in Norway. I’m specifically focusing on public daycare, a cash benefit for parents, and parental leave including paternity leave.
My final for my Peace Seminar consists of two essays, one of which I’m writing on the role of gender in conflict resolution and peace movements and in the other I am comparing theories on the causes of armed conflict.
We also had to give presentations on our research projects this week and the title of my presentation was “Policy and Praxis: Gender Mainstreaming in Refugee Camps- How and why gender mainstreaming policies are failing refugees”. Unfortunately, we each only had 10 minutes to speak so I felt as though I was barely able to talk about everything that I’ve learned, but I will have a few more opportunities to present it this year, including at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.
Our finals are due tomorrow and then Friday afternoon we board the plane home! Hopefully I’ll be able to get everything done and quit procrastinating…