Maryoriet Nicole Rosales Salgado

Research themes
  • Migration, mobility and urbanization
Research countries
  • Honduras
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Master of Arts in International Studies with over 7 years of experience in the Development Sector in Honduras.


Gender, Insecurity and Violence prevention

Thesis title

The Stay-at-Home Paradox; Narratives or Domestic Violence in Urban Honduras during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thesis abstract

Confined and often neglected, urban settlements in the Central District of Honduras served as scenarios for social conflicts, food shortages, water cutbacks and a predominant increase in violent acts against women during the Corona virus pandemic. For many women in urban settlements the “stay at home” policies implemented to reduce the spread of the virus did not represent the safer option, quite the opposite, it increased their risk of domestic violence .

The ongoing research attempts to illustrate how urban households transform into unsafe spaces for women and girls. Specifically, when intensified by confinement, mobility restrictions and elevated family tensions that exacerbated during the Corona Virus pandemic. Focusing on open-ended narratives drawn from residents living in the Los Pinos and San Miguel urban peripheral settlements of the Central District, the study intends to explore their lived experiences.

Of particular interest to the study, the narrative of women and domestic violence survivors are placed as key components throughout the entirety of the work, deepening our notions of gender-based violence. Analyzed through a feminist intersectional lens, and complimented by a growing body of feminist literature, the thesis analyzes the embodied social intersections that influence and are affected by the way women experience violence in urban Honduras.

Stemming back to our patriarchal origins and complemented by several social, cultural, and political conditions, the research critically analyses how the embodied genders of women and men, and the traditional roles and responsibilities assigned to them, foster the way they live, experience, transit, resist and survive all social implications, conditions and dynamics.



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Maryoriet Nicole Rosales Salgado

Junior Researcher

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ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change