Gender, Inequality, and Empowerment Series | Impact of Economic Empowerment and Gender Rights Training on Women in Conflict-Affected Populations in Colombia

12-1 pm

PSTC Seminar Room 205, Mencoff Hall

Kathryn Yount, Professor of Global Health and Sociology, Emory University​

Yount will discuss her project on the impacts of economic empowerment programs, alone or with gender rights training, on women's empowerment and incident IPV in smallholder farmers in conflict-affected populations in Colombia.

Yount, PhD, is a social and family demographer trained at Johns Hopkins University. She has more than 20 years of experience conducting large-scale, mixed-methods studies on women's and children's health, women’s empowerment, and gender-based violence in settings in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States. Yount has led or collaborated on more than 30 research grants from federal agencies (NIH, NSF, CDC), multilateral agencies (USAID, WHO, World Bank, UNDP), governments overseas (DfID), and private foundations (Mellon, Sloan, Qatar National Research Fund) and has authored more than 150 publications in top venues in the social sciences and public health. She is jointly appointed in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education as well as Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory.

Gender, Inequality, and Empowerment Series: How do different approaches to gender inequality and empowerment engage structural and individual power relationships and inform efforts to transform hierarchical gender systems? How are gender inequalities intertwined with other inequalities and connected to local and global politics? This interdisciplinary series tackles the (re)production of gender inequalities within a variety of areas, including health, violence, and economic empowerment.