Education Academic Helps Contribute Chapter to Award-Winning Book
Professor Relebohile Moletsane of the School of Education co-authored a chapter of the award-winning book Gender Violence in Poverty Contexts: The Educational Challenge.
The book won the 2016 Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award.
The book looks at understanding the complex ways in which gender violence and poverty impact on young people’s lives, and the potential for education to challenge violence.
Describing a range of innovative research projects, the book also displays what scholarly work can offer to help meet the educational challenge, and to find ways to help young people and those around them to understand, resist and rupture the many faces of violence.
Moletsane, in association with researchers Professor Claudia Mitchell, who is also an honorary professor at UKZN, and Ms Thandi Lewin, produced the chapter on Gender Equity as Policy in South Africa: Privileging the Voices of omen and Girls through Participatory Visual Methods.
Their chapter considers the extensive research-base produced over the last decade in South Africa that documents gender violence and inequalities in and around schools. ‘We seek to contextualise socially and historically the confounding discourses of gender-based violence and the gendered face of HIV and AIDS in relation to South African girlhood in the age of AIDS,’ said Moletsane.
Using a mapping framework according to the various sectors, methods, foci and recommended strategies of the different studies and reports, their chapter explores the progress the country has made in addressing these challenges.
The book is available at Amazon Books and Routledge Publishers.