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Mirna Carranza awarded a Partnership Development Grant

School of Social Work Associate Professor Mirna Carranza, was one of the 2020 award recipients for a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant.

Jul 09, 2021

Mirna's project, Borderless Violence: Central American Women at home and the Diaspora in Canada, brings together academics and grassroots organizations from Central America and Canada to advance women's rights in both regions, to promote a life free from violence. It is a research collaboration to exchange knowledge between academic and community partners to incite change for women and their participation in Canadian, El Salvadorian, Guatemala, and Nicaraguan (CA) societies.

This community-engaged research will address the following questions: How do the local---both historically and ongoing social and geopolitical realities maintain women's exclusion through violence in Central America and the diaspora? How do the various intersections of identity impact women's experiences of Gender-Based Violence? This 3-year project works across borders and to Queer, Trans*, Black, and Indigenous women's voices to the centre. The focus on marginalized voices will support the development of evidence-based responses that are reflective of all women and provide an intersectional lens that is missing in Central America and Canada. This research hopes to spur action that advances women's rights, reducing violence so they can live safely.

You can view the full list of 2020 Award recipients on the SSHRC website.

Congratulations Mirna!!