Favourite picture from the Pastoral study

Prateek favourite photo from the pastoral study. This photo is something which I could relate to. We could point out before going to the field how pastoral woman's work does not find itself within the women and work discourse but it was after understanding the relationship of women with animals, we could understand the nature of "work" which a pastoral woman does. 

 

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gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hady Klaassen Aug 28. 16 Replies

Dear all,I have been asked to undertake a gender assessment in two Indigenous villages deep into the interior of Suriname, close to the border of Brazil. I am worried that, with usual gender analysis…Continue

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Hady Klaassen replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Yes, indeed that is very common. It would be interesting for the people themselves to know if this has been part of their culture always, or has been introduced by the colonising parties.. What helped me a lot to address the domestic violence in the…"
Aug 28
Rituu B Nanda replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"It is at the cusp that new knowledge gets generated! loved it. Weaving the lived experience of communities with academic knowledge to co-create new knowledge!"
Aug 28
Maggie Schmeitz replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Dear Haidy, Thanks for your extensive feedback. Yes, this is what I have been focusing on from a 'standard' gender assessment. I recognize the informal voice of women. On the other hand, there is a lot of domestic violence, partly related…"
Aug 28
Maggie Schmeitz replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Dear Jahvni, Thanks for your extensive response. You are so right about the assumptions you take along without being aware of it. So far, this research has proven to be a whole new learning experience for me. It is the first time I have to rely so…"
Aug 28
Maggie Schmeitz replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Thanks for the reminder Rituu!"
Aug 28
Maggie Schmeitz replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Thanks Benu! I have indeed collected quite some good ethnographic material prior to my field work. And truuuueeeeee on the policy reports!"
Aug 28
Maggie Schmeitz replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Dear Blake. thank you so much for your extensive reply. The influence of the Church is indeed a major factor. Missionaries from the Baptist Church have converted many Trio and Wayana communities close to the border of Brazil, which gives me (as an…"
Aug 28
Maggie Schmeitz replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Dear Upul, thanks! As a matter of fact, I have known Taitu for ages :). I will certainly contact her and dig deeper."
Aug 28
Jahnvi Andharia replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
" Wonder ful exchange. In my work with indigenous communities, here are some strategies that ave worked for  us  identify the younger literate men and women to join in a interns/ fellows work with Community Based Organizations and…"
Aug 27
Hady Klaassen replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Dear Maggie, What helps me a lot in gender assessments, is to look for the cultural mechanisms around - access to & control over (1) resources, (2) opportunities and (3) decision-making.  This is in a nutshell what you like to know.…"
Aug 22
Rituu B Nanda replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Maggie, you start with SALT conversation, it creates a space for people to open up and discover their own strengths and each others strengths. Thanks to Ellen,Upul, Blake and Benu (in chronological order) for taking out time to respond. Cristina…"
Aug 21
Benu Verma replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Hi, Maggie I suggest reading ethnographic work on the particular tribe in Suriname to understand embedded structures of power and its circulation, before going into the community. The depth of ethnographic studies produce more insightful…"
Aug 21
Blake A. Gentry replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Dear Maggie,  I work with Indigenous immigrants in the US Mexico Border Area. We have done an extensive analysis of a different NGO's aggregated report on violence against asylum seekers awaiting entry into the US from Central America and…"
Aug 16
Upul Ranaweera replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Hi Maggie, To assist you, I am recommending a former colleague of mine, when I was in Jamaica. She was formerly with UN Women. Her name is Taitu Heron. I do not have the email, but she has her FB profile and you can send a…"
Aug 15
Maggie Schmeitz replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Thanks so much Ellen! I will certainly try to reach out to the Amerindian Research Unit to see if I could link up."
Aug 15
Ellen Hagerman replied to Maggie Schmeitz's discussion gender analysis in an indigenous community in transition
"Hi I did my field research living for six months in an Amerindian community in Guyana (English) a long time ago (1997). I don't know Suriname specifically so not sure if my input would be helpful. There were certainly cases of GBV linked to…"
Aug 15

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