Los objetivos del grupo sobre violencia y mujeres

Danièle Joly is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick and Associate researcher at the College d’études mondiales (MSH-Paris). She is one of the two leaders of the IPEV working group “Women and violence with a gendered approach: MENA region and diaspora“.
Pénélope Larzillière is a social scientist, research fellow at the Institute for Research on Development (Paris), and associate fellow at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (Paris). She is one of the two leaders of the IPEV working group “Women and violence with a gendered approach: MENA region and diaspora“.







Najwa Adra, Nadje Al-Ali, Sana Farhat, Danièle Joly, Pénélope Larzillière, Nicola Pratt


Introduction: Main thread: violence and exiting violence

1/ Gendered approach to violence.

General: A theoretical part exploring how gender norms and relations, and normative sexuality are central to the creation and reinforcement of hierarchies of power based on militarized masculinities and authoritarian patriarchies; including assumptions on ‘peace-loving’ women.

2/ Characterize and categorize the different types of violence on and involving women; exiting violence.

General: A general descriptive introduction setting the scene, looking at different types and forms of violence, different sources and perpetrators, (women as recipient and/or as perpetrators), factors concomitant with or enhancers of violence. Looking at interconnections and intersections among those and examining how conflict and violence are gendered.

General: Women as actors: the re/constitution of women as social actors, within the framework of conflict, and the meaning of action: as a path to challenging violence, taking part in or exiting from violence.

3/ Hegemonic approach to women of Muslim background

General: The study of hegemonic processes describes how dominant ideologies become common sense, how they are ‘naturalized ‘ in cultural productions and as such represent a specific mode of domination, but also a specific field of struggle, partly autonomous where counter hegemonic definitions and reformulations are at stake.

4/ Women and political/ civic activism

General: Gendered approach to political commitment: how gender orientates the paths to political commitment, and the modes of participation inside political activist groups.

5/ Activism and international law

UNSCR 1325 and follow up resolutions: Problems and usefulness as a tool.   How international law is used and dealt with by women activists: guidelines and potential benefits of UNSCR 1325.

6/ Artistic production: women on violence and against violence

General: A form of political art is produced which shows how violence, and specifically war and coercion are translated into daily experiences and wounded subjectivities. Women artists take part in it through a variety of artistic activities, including performances.


A number of case studies will illustrate each theme considered above.