Mirishahe Syla

Mirishahe Syla

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Mirishahe Syla completed her master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Northern Iowa in 2018, with an emphasis on Gender-Based Violence prevention, where she also worked as a research assistant at the Center for Violence Prevention. She is a researcher whose work centers on gender and social justice issues. Currently, she is working as a Gender Advisor and a consultant in various projects related to women’s empowerment, domestic violence, and youth engagement in violence prevention programs. She advocates for a comprehensive response to violence against women that incorporates primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention as well as a victim-centered approach. Her main areas of interest include violence against women, feminist epistemology, intersectionality, rural feminism, ecofeminism, gender economic inequalities, and masculinities studies.

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