Two DPA Team Members Gave Lecture at U.C. Berkeley

Feb 14 2022 News

DPA Team Members Gave Lecture at U.C. Berkeley


DPA Program Managers and Gender Experts Mateo Rojas and Anna Spinardi gave a lecture (remotely) to students at the University of California, Berkeley on Thursday, February 10th, 2022. On the invitation to speak by Professor Karenjot Bhangoo Randhawa, the lecture topic was “Intersectional Feminist Data”, which began by presenting an overview of DPA’s joint project with Unidas “Reporting and Registering Domestic Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in São Paulo and Bogotá“. They highlighted the findings of the report, the effects of COVID-19 on VAWG, and different sources of data used to create a model to better understand this complex issue.

They went on to explain the theoretical frameworks utilized to measure gender-based violence (GBV). This included various definitions of what constitutes “domestic violence” (including cultural interpretations) and the methods and challenges of accessing and leveraging available data sources relevant to the issue. The lecture closed with a discussion of the importance of applying an intersectional feminist approach to the collection of GBV data. 

Watch the entire lecture below:

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Check out some of DPA’s other work related to gender and data below: