The adoption of a gender perspective in study of population and social dynamics it allows to illuminate the social stratification system to highlight discrimination and injustices that arise from the different distribution of spaces, functions and powers between men and women. At the same time, through this perspective it is possible to investigate the relational modalities and the multiple forms of subjectivation within which gender models play a central role, contributing to the definition of individual and group identities. Furthermore, it allows to describe how the subjective and collective dynamics affect and are affected by the policies elaborated at the different levels.
Starting from this perspective, the POGES project has developed numerous research paths referring to different areas of social life, shedding light on the interconnections between gender and other axes of inequality (in particular, social class, age, ability and migratory background). The analyzes, from an intersectional point of view, show how social change can exacerbate pre-existing vulnerabilities or produce new ones, negatively affecting the possibility of subjects to fully enjoy fundamental rights and exercise free choice. At the same time, this perspective makes it possible to highlight the spaces for negotiation and renegotiation that the subjects, individually or collectively, are able to act on. Avoiding an essentialist drift that reduces the vulnerable subject to a victim, POGES therefore sheds light on the social mechanisms that generate the condition of vulnerability in which an individual and a group can find themselves, at the same time exploring the strategies adopted or to be adopted in view of overcoming them. , with a view to protecting fundamental rights and re-establishing agency.
POGES is divided into the following thematic areas:
- Social practices and representations, analyzed from an intersectional perspective, in different areas of daily life.
- Violence against women, violence and gender discrimination, empowerment.
- Evaluation of interventions to prevent and combat gender-based violence.
In an effort to combine theory and empirical research, POGES promotes a reflection on methodological tools aimed at investigating the public and private space in which the processes of transformation and conflict referred to are manifested, but also at identifying interventions capable of promoting the full enjoyment of human rights, the promotion of equal opportunities and social integration. From a mixed-methods perspective, the project integrates quantitative (questionnaires, also administered online) and qualitative (in-depth interviews, focus groups, delphi policies) survey tools, with secondary research activities conducted starting from official statistical sources.
violence against women