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CONFRONT DIFFICULT TIMES WITH DIGNITY: A study of women’s experiences working in the Colombian NGO sector
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to deepen the understanding of women's working conditions within the NGO sector in Colombia, and to find out what factors that impact women’s possibilities for achievements. Through out a qualitative approach five interviews with women were conductedin Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. The collected data was analyzed by a qualitative content analysis, with the purpose to find themes and categorizations in the material, in order to interpret the respondents’ experiences and how they present them. The analysis shows, that what all respondents have in common is that previous life events and a dedication to contribute to societal changes, seem to be the most vital factors in terms of how they got to where they are today. In various ways, they all have noticed flaws in the system, to which they have committed full-hearted to change. Further, the results indicate that women’s likeability to be recognized as leaders are greater within the NGO sector, than in the society at large. However, despite the similarities found the results correspondingly show that there are differences in terms of perceptions as well as experiences. Thus, the results indicate the need to take various aspects into account, in order not to neglect the impact of different dimensions and factors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Keywords [en]
Colombia, gender equality, essential factors, machismo, NGO sector, nongovernmental organisations, role models, segregation, work-family.
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163934OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-163934DiVA, id: diva2:1359265
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Examensarbete i sociologi, med inriktning mot personal- och arbetslivsfrågor
Educational program
Study Programme for Human Resource Management
Available from: 2019-10-08 Created: 2019-10-08 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved

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