Participation, representation and voice in the fight against gender violence: The case of the women’s movement in Spain

Sandu, Adriana (2013) Participation, representation and voice in the fight against gender violence: The case of the women’s movement in Spain. Journal of International Women's Studies, 14 (1). pp. 24-39. ISSN 1539-8706

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Abstract

This article provides a critical examination of ‘whiteness’ and notions of ‘sisterhood solidarity’ in the context of women’s fight against gender violence in Spain. Drawing on intersectionality theory this article focuses on how different women’s organisations deal with gender violence policy in Spain, how this debate is framed, who makes the claims, and what structural inequalities are being preserved in this process. Using qualitative interviews with women activists, observations and participation in meetings and debates of women’s organisations in Madrid and Barcelona during 2007-2008, this research explores the inter-relations between majority and minority women’s mobilization, organization, political influence and voice. Their perspectives highlight how multiple inequalities experienced by ethnic and

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: gender violence, migration, women’s movement
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Ian Walker
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2018 11:22
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:16
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/702905

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