By Jennifer R. Wies, Hillary J. Haldane
Anthropology on the entrance traces of Gender-Based Violence is a huge and available quantity, with a really international method of figuring out the lives of front-line employees in women's shelters, anti-violence firms, and outreach teams. frequently written from a first-person viewpoint, those essays learn govt staff, volunteers, and nongovernmental association staff to give an essential photo of useful ways to scuffling with gender-based violence.
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When she arrived, I did a brief intake interview and got her settled for the night. Welcoming and helping new clients get settled soon became one of my regular assignments as a volunteer. In Reflections on Fieldwork in a Women’s Shelter in Tokyo, Japanâ•…â•… 35 this capacity, I emerged as a frontline worker who engaged face-to-face with clients, volunteers and staff. A look at the shelter’s first six months of operation, from April 1, 1986, through September 30, 1986, reveals that in its twenty-three-year history there has been little change in the basic categories of the clients’ needs and problems and the solutions to their problems.
Vicarious traumatization describes a condition of persons who may experience profound psychological effects, including feelings of fright, numbness, ambivalence, and negative or moral/judgmental feelings as a result of working with survivors of violence. In my case, living at the shelter and working with clients shifted my attitude about the world outside the shelter to one of anger, alienation, and trepidation, and a sense of violation. When I ventured beyond the shelter I felt hostility, particularly toward men, because men were the perpetrators of so much of the suffering and violence I witnessed every day.
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Anthropology at the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence by Jennifer R. Wies, Hillary J. Haldane