Roles de género y salud en mujeres desplazadas por la violencia en Medellín, 2013-2014

Type Journal Article - Revista Ciencias de la Salud
Title Roles de género y salud en mujeres desplazadas por la violencia en Medellín, 2013-2014
Volume 15
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
Page numbers 189-202
The phenomenon of displacement affects the entire Colombian population, especially the one that
is most vulnerable, such as women, who see their health affected by the change of roles they must
assume. Objective: To analyze how the roles of women displaced by violence influence their conditions
of psychological and social vulnerability. Materials and methods: A qualitative research was
carried out using the grounded theory method. There were primary sources, were the discourses
collected via interviews with women who have been displaced by violence and who lived in one of
three settlements in Medellin and whose characteristics were defined by cultural, ethnic and idiosyncrasic
diversity, and secondary sources, that were obtained by reviewing official documents, literature,
other studies and additional material on this issue. Data were collected through 15 semistructured
interviews, six focus groups and six in-depth interviews. Coding, categorization and interpretation
were used for the results analysis. Results: Displaced women are subjected to significant changes in
their roles after the arrival in the city, including the scope of work, family and community, which
influences their perception of health. The relationship between the multiple roles and their effect
on women’s vulnerability conditions cannot be studied by analyzing each role independently and
without considering different functioning and adaptation dimensions of women. Conclusion: The
experience of displacement by violence affects all the roles of the women in this situation, which
in turn affects their vulnerability conditions and their perception of health.

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