Creating attitudinal change towards domestic violence through participatory photography in Venezuela

29 | 2014

Kate Denman

Refocus, Tanzania

Numerous measures to reduce violence against women and its global prevalence have been implemented. Despite this drive, the effectiveness of programmes devised to address the issue has been weakened by a failure to produce the necessary attitudinal change towards women. This paper is set in Venezuela and looks at domestic violence through a post-structuralist lens and trials resources from a toolkit that aims to promote positive attitudinal change amongst young people across varying ages and social classes through a participatory photography intervention. Recommendations are made for using visual communication to engage pre-adolescent and adolescent students and create a deeper analysis of myths that relativise violence. 

Keywords

Domestic violence, Venezuela, post-structuralist, participatory photography

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22355/exaequo.2014.29.06
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