Janie Dolan-Cake, Master student, School of Social Work at the University of Montreal

Janie realized her internship with women victims of violence in northern Mexico more specifically in Monterrey. She is interested for several years in the situation of women from here and around the world, the multiple oppressions they can live and their different forms of resistance. She has participated in several exchanges in Bolivia, Nicaragua and Aboriginal communities in Quebec. She works primarily with group intervention and collective action.

In this presentation, Janie will discuss her work with women who are experiencing violence in Monterrey Mexico.  She will explain the social context of her work, the different steps of the project (establishment of a women group) and the reflexion she had after this experience around the resistance of women in Mexico (Indigenous and non Indigenous). This work is based on an intersectional feminist framework and on a Response-Based approach.