ERIC Number: EJ722235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
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Women of Burma Speak Out: Workshops to Deconstruct Gender-Based Violence and Build Systems of Peace and Justice
Norsworthy, Kathryn L.; Khuankaew, Ouyporn
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v29 n3 p259-283 Sep 2004
Refugee and internally displaced women of Burma examined structural and institutional violence against women within their communities within workshop formats. Group members also discussed strategies for transforming systems supporting gender-based violence into structures of peace and gender justice. The authors describe their methodology, based on principles from liberation theory and feminist psychology, in collaborating with the women of Burma to articulate culturally relevant information and recommendations. Common themes generated by workshop participants are presented, including forms of violence against women, the structures and institutions that support and reinforce gender-based violence, and strategies for social change. Examples of follow-up projects emerging from this work are provided.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Social Change, Females, Violence, Feminism, Gender Issues, Refugees
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Burma