Meredith Burris

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Photovoice is a process by which people can identify, represent, and enhance their community through a specific photographic technique. As a practice based in the production of knowledge, photovoice has three main goals: (1) to enable people to record and reflect their community's strengths and concerns, (2) to promote critical dialogue and knowledge about(More)
Photo novella does not entrust cameras to health specialists, policymakers, or professional photographers, but puts them in the hands of children, rural women, grassroots workers, and other constituents with little access to those who make decisions over their lives. Promoting what Brazilian educator Paulo Freire has termed "education for critical(More)
In developing countries, rural women are often neither seen nor heard, despite their extraordinary contribution to the labor force. Photo novella is an innovative methodology that puts cameras in the hands of rural women and other constituents who seldom have access to those who make decisions over their lives. As an educational tool, the practice of photo(More)
The Women's Reproductive Health and Development Program (WRDHP) is an ambitious attempt to operationalize two important tenets of health development thinking within a rural reproductive health context. First, it is important for communities to participate in decisions about the services and programs that affect them. Secondly, the complex nature of(More)
If interventions to improve health are truly to benefit women, they must be developed from the start with a critical understanding of women's own perceptions of their health problems and needs, and how these concerns are linked to other facets of women's lives. To obtain such understanding, it is crucial for health planners to seek out women in the(More)
By the 1990s, the Ford Foundation's longstanding concern with issues of population and development had evolved into support for programs emphasizing reproductive health. In 1991, the Foundation established such a program in China to which it has contributed over a million dollars. The program seeks to support social science research, to assist(More)
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