Technologies of nonviolence: Ethical participatory visual research with girls
Treffry-Goatley, A., Wiebesiek, L., Lange, N. d., & Moletsane, R. (2017). Technologies of nonviolence: Ethical participatory visual research with girls. Girlhood Studies, 10(2), pp. 45-61.
This article shares ethical and methodological insights from a study on girl-led policy making to address sexual violence in Canada and South Africa. A key dilemma was the co-researcher participants’ desire to be acknowledged for their digital productions, yet the university ethics boards’ requirement that research participants remain anonymous. The authors highlight that, while designed to protect the girls, and particularly so given the nature of the study focus and associated content, making them anonymous often means silencing and making them invisible, particularly in the context of participatory, co-research.
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