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Counting Violence: The implications of quantification for policy and practice on gendered violence.
The logic of 'big data' is now being applied to programs aimed at ending gendered violence. Increasingly, scholars, practitioners, activists and government bodies are turning to indicators, algorithms and other statistical tools in order to construct knowledge about the highly complex problem of gendered violence.
Quantification can help to foster public awareness, prompt political, legal and social action, validate the experiences of victims, and ensure accountability at the individual, organisational and state levels. Yet what are the implications of this "quantitative turn" for addressing and preventing the problem of gendered violence? What do numbers reveal about the lived experiences of victims or the underlying causes of violence?
In this panel, we will explore the possibilities and limitations of measuring gendered violence drawing on Sally Merry Engle's (2016) new book, The Seductions of Quantification. The panel will explore the hotly contested definitions and causes of gendered violence, and will consider the implications of quantification for how to best respond and prevent gendered violence in both national and international contexts.
- Dr Anastasia Powell, Senior Research and ARC DECRA Fellow, RMIT University
- Dr Larissa Sandy, Lecturer, RMIT University
- Dr Mayet Costello, Director, Research Program, ANROWS
- Jo Crawford, Team Leader, Individual Deprivation Measure, International Women's Development Agency
- Dr Nicola Henry (Facilitator) Associate Professor & Vice-Chancellor's Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Global Research RMIT University
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