Internally displaced women from ethnic minority communities in Colombia, domestic work, and resilient strategies




internally displaced women, Afro Colombian women, indigenous women, ethnic minorities, resilient strategies, domestic work, Colombia


This article elaborates on the experience of internally displaced women in Colombia with domestic work and their resilient strategies to improve their situation. With an emphasis on the case of Afro descendant and indigenous women, the article begins by explaining why women become the main household provider as a result of internal displacement and describes their experience with domestic work. Afterwards, it highlights some of the resilient strategies employed by internally displaced women which could serve as an example for other women going through similar situations. This article is based on data collected between 2014 and 2019 in Colombia following a Constructivist Grounded Theory methodology for my PhD research project, and the revision of literature available on this topic.

Biografia do Autor

Gina Paola Escobar Cuero, University of Vienna

PhD candidate at the Institute of Development Studies from the University of Vienna. She holds a master’s degree from the Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Global Studies - A European Perspective from the University of Leipzig and the University of Vienna.