Violence against Women: Critical Feminist Theory, Social Action And Social Work in the Philippines a Study of a Global Immersion Program

By Annalisa Enrile and Jennifer Nazareno.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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Recognizing the importance of expanding teaching and field education practice to a more globalized context, our research focuses on global education of social workers. Established in 2006, this course draws from feminist and complex systems theories to examine violence against women, transnational feminist theory and social action from a global perspective. The course is based on a partnership between the University of Southern California School of Social Work (USC SOWK) and the University of Philippines, Diliman-College of Social Work and Community Development (UP CSWCD). The three-week program includes daily instruction that combines lectures with professors and guest speakers and agency visits from the community, discussion panels on labor issues, land ownership, poverty, prostitution, legislative process, healthcare and other relevant topics.

Keywords: Globalization, Transnational Feminist Theories, Violence against Women, Social Work, Social Action

Global Studies Journal, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.233-250. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 838.288KB).

Dr. Annalisa Enrile

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Dr. Annalisa Enrile is a Clinical Associate Professor at the USC School of Social Work. Her areas of research focus around the Pilipino American community, particularly in the areas of adolescents and families; immigration; community based practice models; transnational feminism; and social movements. Dr. Enrile’s training is in ethnographic methodology and community participatory methods which encourage the people’s voices and stories. As a former Fullbright Fellow, Dr. Enrile continues to do work globally in the Philippines and the Philippine diaspora. This work has fueled her interest in human rights, human trafficking, and violence against women.

Jennifer Nazareno

Part-Time Faculty/Lecturer, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Jennifer Nazareno is currently a doctoral student at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her PhD in Medical Sociology. She is a part-time lecturer at the USC School of Social Work where she incorporates critical theories around race, class, gender and sexuality to further contextualize the subject matter and discuss the role of the social worker. Her research interests include: critical feminist theories, globalization, neoliberalism, women’s labor migration and care work. Jennifer has a master’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and have practiced social work both nationally (USA) and internationally (UK, Guatemala, and the Philippines).

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