How is the concept of 'women and children' represented by two humanitarian organisations ?
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Magister thesis in gender studies, Umea centre for gender studies, Spring 2019. Bibliography : p. 28-30
The aim of this study is to analyse how the concept of ‘women and children’ is represented by two humanitarian organisations : International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The analyses concludes that there is (still) an assumption that women have an inherent vulnerability and women are often described together with ‘children’ as if they are one vulnerable group instead of two. This study suggests a problematization of the concept since activities planned by humanitarian organisations may have a big impact on people’s lives when assuming one group to be more vulnerable than another.