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SEMINAR: ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017

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ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Violence against women: A global phenomenon Other events...
Violence and discrimination against women is a global phenomenon. Throughout the world women and girls face pervasive violence and discrimination due to their gender which is commonly accepted under the banner of ‘culture’. Through my work with my foundation Project Monma I have travelled to multiple parts of the world researching the varying forms of violence and discrimination against women including researching honor killings and how the presence of ISIS has affected women in northern Iraq, explored human trafficking and slavery in Madagascar, Argentina and Mauritania, documented Syrian women’s experiences of violence in Lebanon and Turkey, researched women’s roles in the Sahrawi refugee camps in southern Algeria and the sexual harassment of girls in schools in Mozambique. My research has demonstrated that throughout the world, regardless of culture, religion or ethnicity women face discriminatory attitudes that suggest women have less value than men. Such attitudes such that women should not have access to the same economic, political and sexual rights as men and in many cases are only valued as ‘sexual objects’. My research through Project Monma aims to explore some of the commonalities in violence against women around the world and seeks to raise attention to the global nature of both the subtle and extreme forms of violence facing women within different ethnic and religious contexts. We argue that in order to combat these pervasive attitudes that discriminate against women and girls globally and to work towards gender equality we must explore the key factors that allows male dominance and violence towards women to cut across cultures in the way that they do. Our research at Project Monma aims to do that as well as advocate for a more equal world for women.
Speaker(s) Johanna Higgs, Project Monma Director
Location Social Sciences Rm 2204
Contact Farida Fozdar <[email protected]>
Start Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:30
End Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:30
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:53
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