Security through Solidarity: Honduran Women's Post-Coup Strategies of Support and Survival

Citation:

Gervais, Christine, and Betsy Estevez. 2011. "Security through Solidarity: Honduran Women's Post-Coup Strategies of Support and Survival." Journal of International Women's Studies 12 (4): 1-21.

Authors: Christine Gervais, Betsy Estevez

Abstract:

As a follow up to the article "From Discovery to Dissidence: Honduran Women's Conceptions and Claims of Human Rights", published in this journal in May 2010 (Vol. 11 #4), this paper examines forty-eight Honduran women's experiences of state-based insecurity and feminist-based solidarity following the June 2009 coup d'État. The authors reflect on the ethical implications of the participant-centered and solidarity-oriented qualitative methodological approaches constrained by state repression. The women's testimonies shed light on the potential of a solidarity-security symbiosis.

Keywords: women's rights, coup d'état, solidarity, Honduras

Topics: Feminisms, Gender, Women, Post-Conflict, Rights, Women's Rights, Security Regions: Americas, Central America Countries: Honduras

Year: 2011

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