Mujeres haciendo frente al desplazamiento forzado / women confronting forced displacement

Rocio Clarisa Lemus Rodriguez, University of Texas at El Paso


The main question of this research whether or not a relationship exists between gender and forced displacement. More specifically, my interest is to document the experiences that women undergo when they are forced to leave their places of origin due to the Colombian War. The present research looks both to study the current condition of women who live in displaced condition in Bogotá and to contribute to the discussion regarding the concept of ambivalent empowerment. The analysis of the information is enriched by the Intersectionality Theory of Patricia Hill Collins. The research method and design used in this research are aspects of qualitative methodology; more specifically, Grounded Theory and ethnographic methodology. Some findings include the need to create policies that are cultural, gender, and age aware to help displaced people and the importance of studying the concept of gender from a broad perspective.

Subject Area

Latin American Studies|Gender studies

Recommended Citation

Lemus Rodriguez, Rocio Clarisa, "Mujeres haciendo frente al desplazamiento forzado / women confronting forced displacement" (2010). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1477798.