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Abstract

As a follow up to the article “From Discovery to Dissidence: Honduran Women’s Conceptions and Claims of Human Rights,” published in this journal in May 2010 (Vol. 11, #4), this paper examines forty-eight Honduran women’s experiences of state-based insecurity and feminist-based solidarity following the June 2009 coup d’État. The authors reflect on the ethical implications of the participant-centered and solidarity-oriented qualitative methodological approaches constrained by state repression. The women’s testimonies shed light on the potential of a solidarity-security symbiosis.

Note on the Author

Christine Gervais is an Assistant Professor in Criminology at the University of Ottawa in Canada where she is a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child and the Laboratory on Justice Studies and Research. Her teaching and research interests include children’s and women’s rights, education in Latin America, social justice and feminist spirituality.

Betsy Estevez works as an International Development Consultant in the areas of education, human rights, disabilities and women’s political participation with a focus on Latin America. She has served as an indispensable research assistant for this study.

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