SW 3703 Gender Violence in Global Perspectives Session 6 / 27 Feb 2008.
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SW 3703 Gender Violence in Global Perspectives Session 6 / 27 Feb 2008
Session plan Housekeeping (paper, next session, guest speaker paper) Feedback from last session Approaches to address VAW VAW from development perspective SAP & poverty Links between poverty & VAW UN MDGs & VAW Gender responsive budgeting Assessment Blog assignment Feedback
Average score: 4.6/5.0 Best part: Valandra (Guest speaker) Learning: Culture; African-American perspective Confusion: “Race traitor”, feedback forms, history & culture DV
Approaches towards addressing VAW (Based on Moser, as cited in Pickup) 1.Welfare 2.Equity 3.Anti-poverty 4.Efficiency 5.Empowerment
Approaches to address VAW DevelopmentRights-basedPublic health
VAW from a development perspective What is “development”?
Poverty Structural adjustment as a cause of poverty Video: The luckiest nut in the worldThe luckiest nut in the world
Links between poverty and VAW Is poverty a cause of VAW? Does poverty enhance women’s vulnerabilities towards violence? Does poverty impact men and women differently?
Links between poverty and VAW Poverty may limit and/or inform women’s income generation options Women may face backlash for participating in certain income generation activities that defy traditional gender scripts Women may be compelled to choose income generation activities that may be a form of violence Women may be more prone to coercion from their own families
Links between poverty and VAW Poverty may make women more vulnerable to sexual abuse and violence Poverty may limit women’s economic choices and alternatives to marriage Poverty may limit women’s ability to resist violence Poverty may limit women’s ability to seek support from social networks and professional services
Links between poverty and VAW Poverty may influence the nature and extent of support women receive from professional services Video: Sasa!
UN Millennium Development Goals The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.
UN Millennium Development Goals 1.Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger 2.Achieve universal primary education 3.Promote gender equality and empower women 4.Reduce child mortality 5.Improve maternal health 6.Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases 7.Ensure environmental sustainability 8.Develop a global partnership for development
UN Millennium Development Goals MDGs VAW preventio n Based on today’s readings and our understanding from previous class sessions, discuss in your small group how working towards the MDGs assigned to your group will prevent and address VAW.
Gender-responsive budgeting Gender-responsive budgeting as a tool to address gender inequity in development Gender-responsive budgeting
GBV from a development perspective: Assessment Help see connections between poverty and VAW Help draw links between VAW, women’s low status and development Narrow definitions of development may look at economic aspects alone while ignoring social aspects Fear of intervening in the “private zone” of family Violence is often not directly addressed during development goals and debates