ZEFa Colloquium: The Stay-at-home paradox; urban narratives of domestic violence in the Central District of Honduras during COVID-19

February 24, 2021 | 11:00 h - 12:00 h

Online ZEFa Colloquium on Wednesday, February 24th, 11 am - 12:00 pm CET

Title: The Stay-at-home paradox; urban narratives of domestic violence in the Central District of Honduras during COVID-19

Speaker: Maryoriet R. Salgado (ZEF Junior Researcher)

Venue: Zoom

For registration please send an Email to presse.zef@uni-bonn.de

Abstract:  Previous depictions of urban realities have focused on the centrality of the city, often neglecting its peripheries. Such approach re-produces the accompanied discrimination peri urban settlements acquire from its conformation. Recently, the importance of the networks that make up a city and the way life is experienced in the outskirts of the planned city, have begun to be recognized. Specifically, due to the increased vulnerabilities Corona Virus pandemic represents for the peri-urban settlers. The case of the Honduran peripheries located in the Central District can contribute important elements to this line of analysis.

For this colloquium, we will explore how the peri-urban city came to be, identifying social and physical dynamics, that conform “the city” and serve as scenarios for food insecurity, complex social relations as well as social conflicts, predominantly focusing on how the urban landscape became a setting for increased levels of domestic violence within the Corona Virus Pandemic. The depiction of the peri-urban city allows us to observe how inequities across these landscapes need to be mapped within wider social and political policies.

Maryoriet R. Salgado is a Junior Researcher from the Department of Political and Cultural Change ZEF A, with over 7 years of experience in the Development Sector in her homeland, specialized in the classification of information and knowledge management. Currently she is working on a trans-disciplinary research about challenges within Honduran peri-urban settlements, focusing on gender inequality and gender-based violence, security perceptions, and overall life in the urban landscape.