Working with street children : gender dimension of intervention and approaches. Case study of outreach program in Dar es Salaam Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Heinoja, Wende
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-03T09:40:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-03T09:40:30Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201210032568 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/39856
dc.description.abstract The aim of this thesis was to study the concept of gender in understanding, and working with street children. Gender is arguably one of the important issues in understanding street children. Studying gender in intervention is linked to effective practices of assisting street children because gender focus on differences among different groups of girls and boys in the street. Gender in this research has been conceptualised as a status that is being continually produced and reproduced during social interaction. The thesis is divided in two main parts. The first part reviews the available literature on gender and street children. The second part is empirical case study of outreach activities of DSCT, a non governmental organisations working with street children in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. The empirical part is qualitative study. Data were collected through participant observation, semi structured interview, and review of documents. Review of literature showed that majority of street children are boys. There are small but significant number of girls living and working in the streets. Girls and boys in the streets have different opportunities to make a living, constraints, and coping strategies. The interventions often have not considered gender differentiated needs and circumstances of street children. Often interventions of street children reproduce gender through their approaches which have gendered assumption or through provision of skills based on gender stereotype. The findings from DSCT first revealed the gendered use of space. Secondly, it showed how intervention reproduces gender through concentrating their activities to areas where only older street boys are found. Thus girls and young boys who spend their times in the back streets of city centre remained invisible and with limited opportunities. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other street children
dc.subject.other intervention
dc.subject.other street girls
dc.subject.other street boys
dc.subject.other gender
dc.subject.other doing gender
dc.subject.other Tanzania
dc.title Working with street children : gender dimension of intervention and approaches. Case study of outreach program in Dar es Salaam Tanzania
dc.title.alternative Gender dimension of intervention and approaches
dc.title.alternative Case study of outreach program in Dar es Salaam Tanzania
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201210032568
dc.subject.ysa katulapset
dc.subject.ysa kodittomat
dc.subject.ysa lapset
dc.subject.ysa sukupuoli
dc.subject.ysa interventio
dc.subject.ysa Tansania
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master’s thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Yhteiskuntatieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Social Sciences en
dc.contributor.laitos Yhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine sosiologia fi
dc.subject.method Tapaustutkimus
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