Stories

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Please read on for stories from the field and reflections by our researchers.

Designing the Body – Lets meet!

b.e.bartelink@rug.nl / /

  On September 22nd the first workshop in the project Designing the Body, entitled Let’s Meet will take place in The Hague.  The project team is looking forward to welcoming many women there.           ‘Designing the Body’ is a project with, by and for African-Dutch women in which stories are the […]

An embodied education

Jelle Wiering /

An Embodied Education  I’m sitting in the corner of a classroom, watching five actors getting ready for their upcoming play. There is some tension among the actors and they appear a bit nervous. Each of them has her or his own way of preparing. Meanwhile, I am just looking around, observing the classroom: the tables […]

Designing the body. African-Dutch women’s narratives on health and wellbeing

b.e.bartelink@rug.nl / / /

Credits: Gabriela Bustamante Brenda Bartelink, researcher in our research team, has obtained a grant for a research and design project in which the stories of African-Dutch women are central. The lives and bodies of African-Dutch women in the Netherlands are often discussed in terms of problems around female circumcision, rushed or forced marriages or particular […]

Fieldwork encounters. Sharing research findings with religious leaders in The Hague.

r.l.w.van.veen@rug.nl / /

‘We are getting a better grip, but it is like a culture shock at first’, says the Ghanaian Dutch pastor in response to a presentation by Jelle Wiering about sexuality education in The Netherlands. The presentation takes place in a meeting between the research team and small group of influential pastors, who are interested in […]

Blogs

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Senior researcher in our team, Brenda Bartelink, writes blogs that are inspired by the fieldwork and research for this project. Please find a selection below. The following two were written on Vice Versa, a magazine for people working in International Development Cooperation, and inspired by the fieldwork in the project: Close encounters of a third […]