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'Life under the tent is not safe, especially for young women': understanding intersectional violence among internally displaced youth in Leogane, Haiti.
Glob Health Action 2016 Jan - Dec; 10(sup2):1270816GH

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Haiti's 2010 earthquake devastated social, health, and economic infrastructure and left 2 million persons homeless. Over 6 years later 61,000 people remain displaced, most lacking protection, services, and durable solutions. Structural contexts elevate risks of gender-based violence (GBV) targeting internally displaced (ID) girls and women.

OBJECTIVE

We used an intersectionality framework to explore lived experiences and understanding of violence among ID young men and women in Leogane, Haiti.

METHODS

We conducted six focus groups, three with ID young women (n = 30) and three with ID young men (n = 30) aged 18-24 years, and 11 in-depth individual interviews with frontline workers in Leogane. Focus groups and interviews were conducted in Kreyol, transcribed verbatim, translated into English, and analyzed using narrative thematic techniques.

RESULTS

Findings revealed violence experienced by ID youth was (re)produced at the intersection of gender, poverty, displacement, and age. Multi-level forms of violence included structural (e.g. poverty), community (e.g. gender norms, and interpersonal (e.g. family expectations) dimensions. Coping strategies spanned intrapersonal (hope), community (social support), and structural (employment/education) dimensions.

CONCLUSIONS

Interventions to reduce violence should be tailored to address the social inequities that emerge at the intersection of youth, poverty, displacement, and hegemonic gender norms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work , University of Toronto , Toronto , ON , Canada. b Women's College Research Institute , Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto , Toronto , ON , Canada.c Faculty of Social Work , Adelphi University , Long Island , NY , USA. d NEGES Foundation , Leogane , Haiti.a Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work , University of Toronto , Toronto , ON , Canada.e Faculty of Anthropology , Dalhousie University , Halifax , NS , Canada.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28219254

Citation

Logie, Carmen H., et al. "'Life Under the Tent Is Not Safe, Especially for Young Women': Understanding Intersectional Violence Among Internally Displaced Youth in Leogane, Haiti." Global Health Action, vol. 10, no. sup2, 2016, p. 1270816.
Logie CH, Daniel C, Ahmed U, et al. 'Life under the tent is not safe, especially for young women': understanding intersectional violence among internally displaced youth in Leogane, Haiti. Glob Health Action. 2016;10(sup2):1270816.
Logie, C. H., Daniel, C., Ahmed, U., & Lash, R. (2016). 'Life under the tent is not safe, especially for young women': understanding intersectional violence among internally displaced youth in Leogane, Haiti. Global Health Action, 10(sup2), p. 1270816. doi:10.1080/16549716.2017.1270816.
Logie CH, et al. 'Life Under the Tent Is Not Safe, Especially for Young Women': Understanding Intersectional Violence Among Internally Displaced Youth in Leogane, Haiti. Glob Health Action. 2016;10(sup2):1270816. PubMed PMID: 28219254.
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TY - JOUR T1 - 'Life under the tent is not safe, especially for young women': understanding intersectional violence among internally displaced youth in Leogane, Haiti. AU - Logie,Carmen H, AU - Daniel,CarolAnn, AU - Ahmed,Uzma, AU - Lash,Rebecca, PY - 2017/2/22/entrez PY - 2017/2/22/pubmed PY - 2017/11/29/medline KW - Displacement KW - HIV KW - gender-based violence KW - masculinity KW - structural violence SP - 1270816 EP - 1270816 JF - Global health action JO - Glob Health Action VL - 10 IS - sup2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Haiti's 2010 earthquake devastated social, health, and economic infrastructure and left 2 million persons homeless. Over 6 years later 61,000 people remain displaced, most lacking protection, services, and durable solutions. Structural contexts elevate risks of gender-based violence (GBV) targeting internally displaced (ID) girls and women. OBJECTIVE: We used an intersectionality framework to explore lived experiences and understanding of violence among ID young men and women in Leogane, Haiti. METHODS: We conducted six focus groups, three with ID young women (n = 30) and three with ID young men (n = 30) aged 18-24 years, and 11 in-depth individual interviews with frontline workers in Leogane. Focus groups and interviews were conducted in Kreyol, transcribed verbatim, translated into English, and analyzed using narrative thematic techniques. RESULTS: Findings revealed violence experienced by ID youth was (re)produced at the intersection of gender, poverty, displacement, and age. Multi-level forms of violence included structural (e.g. poverty), community (e.g. gender norms, and interpersonal (e.g. family expectations) dimensions. Coping strategies spanned intrapersonal (hope), community (social support), and structural (employment/education) dimensions. CONCLUSIONS: Interventions to reduce violence should be tailored to address the social inequities that emerge at the intersection of youth, poverty, displacement, and hegemonic gender norms. SN - 1654-9880 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28219254/'Life_under_the_tent_is_not_safe_especially_for_young_women':_understanding_intersectional_violence_among_internally_displaced_youth_in_Leogane_Haiti_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16549716.2017.1270816 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -