Making Violence Visible

Making Violence Visible  2021
web and video
https://www.uclmal.com/making-violence-visible
https://www.kunangue.com/
 
Multimedia Anthropology Lab. (UCL)
Coordination:

Raffaella Fryer-Moreira

Fabiana Assis Fernandes

Jerome Lewis

Supported By The Ucl Global Engagement Fund

 

This project aims to create an interactive map showing the incidence and geographical distribution of violence against women in Guarani and Kaiowá indigenous communities in Brazil. This partnership with Guarani and Kaiowá indigenous communities seeks to support indigenous women’s strategies to combat gender inequalities by providing a digital infrastructure which allows gender-based violence to be monitored and made visible.

This project aims to create an interactive map showing the incidence and geographical distribution of violence against women in Guarani and Kaiowá indigenous communities in Brazil. This partnership seeks to support indigenous women’s strategies to combat gender inequalities by providing a digital infrastructure which allows gender-based violence to be monitored and made visible.

In making this violence visible, this project aims to support community-led efforts to monitor gender-based violence, supporting local data analysis, and the development of effective mitigation measures to combat gender inequalities and violence. Furthermore, the project will also provide key technical training for all eight Council members, enabling them to utilise and update the platform themselves. By making visible the scale and spread of violence against women, and consequently facilitating strategies for increasing social justice - the digital platform and technical training that this partnership provides will also contribute towards strengthening the community's capacity to respond to other challenges.

Through training indigenous women to archive and maintain this interactive resource and use the necessary equipment, they will acquire skills to collectively and autonomously manage an innovative form of digital infrastructure. By amplifying the voice of resilient indigenous women, this project will contribute to tackling poverty, institutional inequality and help address the daily and pervasive issues of hunger, poor water sanitation and lack of healthcare resources that indigenous communities in Brazil face.