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Strid, Sofia, Associate Professor [Docent]ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7822-4563
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Baianstovu, R. Í. & Strid, S. (2024). Complexities facing social work: Honor-based violence as lived reality and stereotype. Journal of Social Work
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Complexities facing social work: Honor-based violence as lived reality and stereotype
2024 (English)In: Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1468-0173, E-ISSN 1741-296XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Summary: It is widely accepted that honor-based violence is a lived reality and a serious problem. However, honor-based violence is also a contested academic and political field, characterized by a polarized debate about whether or not the violence comprises stereotyping images of immigrants. This article asks how honor-based violence can be understood in light of this polarization, and what consequences it may have for clients and social workers. It is based on interview data with 235 adults with either professional (n = 199) or personal experiences (n = 36) of honor-based violence in Sweden. The data has been thematically coded and analyzed using the concepts of culturalization and intersectionality.

Findings: Honor-based violence is simultaneously a lived reality and teeming with stereotypes that are constructed by culturalizing images of nation, gender, age, religion, and sexuality. These stereotypes constitute forms of violence themselves and decrease clients’ trust in society and its institutions. Hence, the stereotypes become obstacles to social workers’ capacity to support those exposed to violence. At a general level, the stereotypes contribute to retaining the exposed in violence. In contrast, intersectional approaches to understanding honor-based violence have the potential to capture clients’ self-perceived and complex formulations of the causes of, and the character of, their situation, and thus increase the possibilities for adequate support.

Applications: The article's findings can support social workers’ understanding of the complexity of honor-based violence and strengthen their possibilities and capacities to develop antiracist and nonviolent communicative practices and, thus, acknowledge clients’ varying experiences and individual needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2024
Keywords
Social work, antioppressive practices, critical social work, discrimination, family violence, honor-based violence, racism
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-111221 (URN)10.1177/14680173231225421 (DOI)001150257000001 ()
Note

The study was funded by a grant from the cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.

Available from: 2024-01-30 Created: 2024-01-30 Last updated: 2024-02-08Bibliographically approved
Álvarez del Cuvillo, A., Macioce, F. & Strid, S. (2023). Feminist Political and Legal Theories (1ed.). In: Dragica Vujadinović; Mareike Fröhlich; Thomas Giegerich (Ed.), Gender-Competent Legal Education: (pp. 57-94). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feminist Political and Legal Theories
2023 (English)In: Gender-Competent Legal Education / [ed] Dragica Vujadinović; Mareike Fröhlich; Thomas Giegerich, Springer, 2023, 1, p. 57-94Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter presents an overview of feminist legal and political thought, aiming at discussing the different perspectives within feminist thought. In the first part, basic concepts in feminist thought such as gender, patriarchy, and feminism are explained, and a brief overview of the historical evolution of feminist movements is provided. The other two sections focus in greater detail on political and legal theories, respectively, including a critical analysis of the influence of patriarchy on mainstream legal and political discourses. The chapter will further provide a description of how classical concepts of political or legal tradition have been reconsidered from a feminist point of view, and a short presentation of the most important issues at stake in both these fields.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023 Edition: 1
Series
Springer Textbooks in Law, ISSN 2509-999X, E-ISSN 2510-0009
Keywords
Feminism, Patriarchy, Feminist jurisprudence, Feminist political theory, Feminist legal theory
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-105513 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-14360-1_3 (DOI)9783031143595 (ISBN)9783031143601 (ISBN)
Projects
LAWGEM
Available from: 2023-04-12 Created: 2023-04-12 Last updated: 2023-04-13Bibliographically approved
Callerstig, A.-C. & Strid, S. (2023). Gender mainstreaming in times of crisis: Missed opportunities in pandemic policymaking. Papers: Revista de Sociologia, 108(3), Article ID e3174.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender mainstreaming in times of crisis: Missed opportunities in pandemic policymaking
2023 (English)In: Papers: Revista de Sociologia, ISSN 0210-2862, Vol. 108, no 3, article id e3174Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article problematises gender-mainstreaming in Swedish policy responses to COVID-19 in relation to economic politics. The aim is to understand how gender mainstreaming was implemented, and with what effects. Little is still known about gender mainstreaming in crisis management and policymaking, and even less is known in relation to pandemic policy responses. To contribute to this field of knowledge, the article therefore analyses the Swedish National Recovery and Resilience Plan, supplemented by interviews with public servants, to understand the factors that impact the implementation of gender mainstream-ing in policymaking in times of societal crises. At a theoretical level, the article draws on feminist institutionalism and implementation studies, the notion of resilience, and insights from critical frame analysis. The data is based on a larger dataset collected as part of the EU-funded RESISTIRe: Responding to Outbreaks through Co-creative Inclusive Equality Strategies project. The results indicate that gender mainstreaming is limited in its rationale and scope in times of crisis and that the integration of a gender equality perspective in crisis management needs to be developed in several important ways.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2023
Keywords
crisis, economy, gender equality, gender mainstreaming, National Recovery and Resilience Plan, pandemic policymaking, RESISTIRe, Sweden
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-107360 (URN)10.5565/rev/papers.3174 (DOI)001031305700005 ()2-s2.0-85167341440 (Scopus ID)
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 101015990
Available from: 2023-08-04 Created: 2023-08-04 Last updated: 2023-08-25Bibliographically approved
Bares Lopez, L., Costanza, F., Ortega Gil, M. & Strid, S. (2023). Integrating Gender Equality in Economics and Management (1ed.). In: Dragica Vujadinović; Mareike Fröhlich; Thomas Giegerich (Ed.), Gender-Competent Legal Education: (pp. 631-666). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrating Gender Equality in Economics and Management
2023 (English)In: Gender-Competent Legal Education / [ed] Dragica Vujadinović; Mareike Fröhlich; Thomas Giegerich, Springer, 2023, 1, p. 631-666Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter deals with gender economics, gender and management, and genderand innovation. After introducing the general concept of feminist economics andits critique of mainstream economics, this chapter explains the meaning of genderindicators, gender parity, gender equality, and gender mainstreaming. It furtherinvestigates the factors causing inequalities in the labour market. Gender isafterwards addressed from a managerial perspective, embracing a multidimen-sional notion of performance, and considering both the management of privateand public organisations. Finally, the topic gender and innovation is deepened byexplaining the importance of intellectual property rights, as well as the poorvisibility of women inventors in society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023 Edition: 1
Series
Springer Textbooks in Law, ISSN 2509-999X, E-ISSN 2510-0009
Keywords
Gender, Equality, Economics, Labour market, Management, Innovation
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-105512 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-14360-1_18 (DOI)9783031143595 (ISBN)9783031143601 (ISBN)
Projects
LAWGEM
Available from: 2023-04-12 Created: 2023-04-12 Last updated: 2023-04-13Bibliographically approved
Strid, S., Ekbrand, H., Westerstrand, J. & Carsbring, A. (2023). Mäns våld mot kvinnor i det jämställda Sverige: Resultat från en prevalensstudie: [Men’s violence against women in gender equal Sweden — results from a prevalence study]. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning, 47(2-3), 130-151
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mäns våld mot kvinnor i det jämställda Sverige: Resultat från en prevalensstudie: [Men’s violence against women in gender equal Sweden — results from a prevalence study]
2023 (Swedish)In: Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning, ISSN 0809-6341, E-ISSN 1891-1781, Vol. 47, no 2-3, p. 130-151Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Artikeln handlar om mäns våld mot kvinnor i nära relationer i Sverige. Syftet är att redogöra för kvinnors våldserfarenhet i nutid, och att relatera den till kvinnors utsatthet för tjugo år sedan. Artikeln använder ett feministiskt våldsperspektiv för att undersöka kvinnors utsatthet för mäns våld och dess kopplingar till kvinnors hälsa och välmående. Data baseras på en enkätundersökning (n=6 611) som fångar kvinnors samlade erfarenheter av fysiskt våld, sexuellt våld och hot omvåld. Resultaten visar, för det första, att kvinnors och tjejers erfarenhet av våld i det formellt jämställda Sverige är omfattande: 55 % av kvinnorna i studien har utsatts för fysiskt våld, sexuellt våld eller hot om våld från en man. För det andra, visar resultaten att våldet inte verkar minska över tid. Tvärtom har under en tjugoårsperiod mäns våld mot kvinnor ökat, trots politiskt tal om och fokus på frågan under samma period. För det tredje, visar resultaten att unga tjejer är särskilt utsatta för mäns och killars våld, inte minst för sexuellt våld. För det fjärde, visar resultaten på ett samband mellan olika former av våld och ett sammanhållet mönster mellan våldsutsatthet och hälsa. Resultaten diskuteras i ljuset av den första svenska omfångsstudien av mäns våld mot kvinnor, Slagen dam (2001).

Abstract [en]

This paper examines men’s violence against women in intimate relationships in Sweden. The aim is to describe women’s experiences of violence and relate it to women’s experiences twenty years ago. It uses a feminist violence perspective to examine women’s experiences of men’s violence and its consequences. The data is based on a survey (n=6 611) which captures women’s collective experiences of physical violence, sexual violence and threats of violence. The results show, firstly, that women’s and girls’ experience of violence in gender-equal Sweden is extensive: 55% of the women in the study have been subjected to physical violence, sexual violence or threats of violence made by a man. Secondly, the results show that violence does not seem to decrease over time. On the contrary, over a twenty-year period, men’s violence against women has increased, despite a political discourse and focus on the issue during these years. Thirdly, the results show that young girls are particularly exposed/subjected to men’s and boys’ violence, including sexual violence. Fourthly, the results show a correlation between different forms of violence and a pattern of exposure to violence and health. The results are discussed in relation to the first Swedish prevalence study on men’s violence against women, Captured Queen (2001)

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
KILDEN - Informasjonssenter for kjønnsforskning / Universitetsforlaget, 2023
Keywords
men’s violence against women, intimate relationships, physical violence, sexual violence, threats of violence, Sweden, kvinnors våldsutsatthet, nära relationer, fysiskt våld, sexuellt våld, hot om våld, Sverige
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110839 (URN)10.18261/tfk.47.2.7 (DOI)
Available from: 2024-01-19 Created: 2024-01-19 Last updated: 2024-01-19Bibliographically approved
López Belloso, M. & Strid, S. (2023). Navigating the pandemic: Gendered perspectives on vulnerability, resilience and institutional change in times of crisis. Papers: Revista de Sociologia, 108(3), Article ID e3243.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Navigating the pandemic: Gendered perspectives on vulnerability, resilience and institutional change in times of crisis
2023 (English)In: Papers: Revista de Sociologia, ISSN 0210-2862, Vol. 108, no 3, article id e3243Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a multifaceted crisis, impacting health, the economy, policy and society at large, and also resulting in a humanitarian crisis. These crises have impacted everyone, although the effects have been unevenly distributed, leading to further disadvantage and marginalisation for those who were already vulnerable and marginalised. The pandemic laid bare and intensified pre-existing gender inequalities in many aspects of life, from the labor market and educational opportunities to health and social protection systems. The unequal impacts on women and men have been observed in the economy and employment, in domestic work and care, in physical and mental health, and in violence. The collection of articles in this special issue critically interrogates these key issues relat-ing to the impact of the pandemic on gender equality in Europe, highlighting exacerbated gender inequalities, policy responses and the potential for a gender-responsive recovery. This special issue brings together a collection of eight articles that investigate various aspects of gender inequality exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that explore potential pathways towards achieving greater gender equality in the post-pandemic world. They summarise the findings and contributions of several social scientists and also of two EU funded projects: RESISTIRe (GA 101015990) and GEARING Roles (GA 824536). The articles are structured around five main themes: labor market disparities, education and skill development, social and political responses, post-pandemic opportunities, and care. Each article contributes unique insights, empirical findings and policy recommendations from a feminist perspective to enrich the ongoing discourse on gender equality. Together, the articles show the necessity of feminist analysis of crisis, and reveal the structural roots of inequalities while simultaneously emphasising the necessity for transformative action to address inequalities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2023
Keywords
care, COVID-19, crisis, decision-making, economy, education, gender, gender equality, policy responses, violence
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110843 (URN)10.5565/rev/papers.3243 (DOI)001031305700003 ()2-s2.0-85167358370 (Scopus ID)
Projects
RESISTIRÉ
Funder
European Commission, 101015990
Available from: 2024-01-19 Created: 2024-01-19 Last updated: 2024-02-06Bibliographically approved
Sandström, L., Callerstig, A.-C., Strid, S., Lionello, L. & Rossetti, F. (2023). RESISTIRE D4.3 Summary report on qualitative indicators - cycle 3.
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2023 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of RESISTIRÉ is to understand the unequal impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak and its policy and societal responses on behavioural, social and economic inequalities and to work towards individual and societal resilience. RESISTIRÉ does so by collecting and analysing policy data, quantitative data and qualitative data in the EU27 (except Malta), Iceland, Serbia, Turkey and the UK, and translating these into insights to be used for designing, devising and piloting solutions for improved policies and social innovations, which in turn can be deployed by policymakers, stakeholders and actors in the field across different policy domains. The project relies on an eleven-partner multidisciplinary and multisectoral European consortium and a well-established network of researchers in 30 countries.

Throughout the course of RESISTIRÉ, research conducted consistently show how already vulnerable and marginalised groups have become even more vulnerable and marginalised; existing inequalities have increased, and new ones have emerged (Axelsson et al. 2021; Cibin et al. 2021, 2022; 2023; Harroche et al. 2023; Sandström et al. 2022; Stovell et al. 2021, 2022). Significantly less overall attention has been paid to practices that may transform inequalities and very little attention has been given to individual agency. The third and final research cycle in RESISTIRÉ therefore looked to the future and shifted focus to individual ‘better stories’ (Georgis 2013; Altınay 2019) and strategic forms of agency (Lister 2004, 2021) of marginalised groups during the pandemic. With an analytical focus on gender+ inequalities, this report addresses the following overall research question: What kind of agency is practiced, or available to practice, by individuals and street-level bureaucrats, with an emphasis on what enables and what hinders strategic agency?

The report is based on two methods of qualitative data collection: narrative interviews with individuals strategically recruited based on their marginalised or vulnerable profile and semi-structured interviews with front-line workers in public authorities, so called ‘street-level bureaucrats’. The material is extensive; all in all, it includes 321 individuals, who generously shared their knowledge and experiences. The semi-structured interviews with street-level bureaucrats (n=24) covers nine European countries and were conducted by consortium partners. The narrative interviews (n=297) were conducted by the consortium partners and a network of 21 national researchers covering the EU27 (except Malta), and Iceland, Serbia, Turkey, and the UK. The interview material was analysed thematically, drawing on Ruth Lister’s (2004, 2021) typology of agency and an intersectional approach to gender which acknowledges the centrality of gender and the mutual shaping of multiple complex inequalities (Walby et al. 2012).

Publisher
p. 87
Keywords
qualitative methods, narrative interviews, COVID-19, agency, gender+, inequalities, street-level bureaucrats
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-105229 (URN)10.5281/zenodo.7708723 (DOI)
Projects
RESISTIRÉ
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, GA 101015990
Available from: 2023-03-29 Created: 2023-03-29 Last updated: 2023-03-30Bibliographically approved
Humbert, A. L., Strid, S., Tanwar, J., Lipinsky, A. & Schredl, C. (2023). The role of intersectionality and context in measuring gender-based violence in universities and research performing organisations in Europe for the development of inclusive structural interventions. Violence against Women
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2023 (English)In: Violence against Women, ISSN 1077-8012, E-ISSN 1552-8448Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110845 (URN)
Projects
UniSAFE
Funder
European Commission, 101006261
Available from: 2024-01-19 Created: 2024-01-19 Last updated: 2024-01-22Bibliographically approved
Strid, S., Humbert, A. L. & Hearn, J. (2023). The violently gender-equal Nordic welfare states. In: Maja Lundqvist; Angelica Simonsson; Kajsa Widegren (Ed.), Re-imagining Sexual Harassment: Perspectives from the Nordic Region (pp. 48-66). Bristol: Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The violently gender-equal Nordic welfare states
2023 (English)In: Re-imagining Sexual Harassment: Perspectives from the Nordic Region / [ed] Maja Lundqvist; Angelica Simonsson; Kajsa Widegren, Bristol: Policy Press, 2023, p. 48-66Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2023
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-105511 (URN)10.51952/9781447366546.ch004 (DOI)9781447366522 (ISBN)9781447366546 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2017-01914
Available from: 2023-04-12 Created: 2023-04-12 Last updated: 2024-02-06Bibliographically approved
Mergaert, L., Linkova, M. & Strid, S. (2023). Theorising Gender-Based Violence Policies: A 7P Framework. Social Sciences, 12(7), Article ID 385.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Theorising Gender-Based Violence Policies: A 7P Framework
2023 (English)In: Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2076-0760, Vol. 12, no 7, article id 385Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents and critically interrogates a comprehensive 7Ps framework for analysing and addressing gender-based violence. It takes the UN and the Council of Europe's models as points of departure and develops the framework beyond the current state of the art, explains its different components, and offers reflections on its use in the practice of gender-based violence research. The UN 3P model, encompassing prevention, protection, and prosecution, later developed by the Council of Europe's Istanbul Convention into a 4P model, comprising prevention, protection, prosecution, and integrated policies, has since been revisited, elaborated upon, and expanded in work focusing on gender-based violence in particular domains, such as female genital mutilation or gender-based violence in sport. To study gender-based violence in academia, the comprehensive 7Ps analytical framework has been deployed to interrogate the policies in place at national and institutional levels, including sexual harassment. Based on empirical data and conceptual analysis in the EU project UniSAFE: Gender-based violence and institutional responses: Building a knowledge base and operational tools to make universities and research organisations safe (2021-2024), the paper argues that the refined 7Ps model, comprising Prevalence, Prevention, Protection, Prosecution of offenders (and disciplinary measures), Provision of services, Partnerships between actors, and Policies specifically addressing the issue, allows for a more encompassing approach, in turn allowing a more fine-grained understanding of variations and explanations for success (or lack thereof) in terms of outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2023
Keywords
gender-based violence (GBV), policy analysis, higher education, research, 7P
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-107714 (URN)10.3390/socsci12070385 (DOI)001036685400001 ()2-s2.0-85166403839 (Scopus ID)
Funder
European Commission, 101006261
Available from: 2023-08-28 Created: 2023-08-28 Last updated: 2023-08-28Bibliographically approved
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