Collaborative feminist methodologies - in the emergency zone?

FIWON seminar

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Time: Monday, 12 March 2012 12:00-13:00
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

What are the potential and perils of participatory feminist research methodologies in the context of humanitarian crisis? Research methodology has surfaced as an important topic in humanitarian studies: In recent years, there has been considerable discussion about research ethics and academic standards during war and disasters. These methodological concerns have also featured prominently in the humanitarian studies literature on gender, which has largely focused on women’s lives, and issues such sexual violence and maternity health. Participatory feminist methods in conflict settings have been subject to less attention. Aiming to address this knowledge gap, this paper reflects on some methodological challenges which have surfaced in an ongoing study of the legal activism of a Colombian organization for internally displaced women called Liga De Mujeres, undertaken by a joint Norwegian-Colombian research team.