Landecker Democracy Fellow Nikolaos Vrantsis recently wrote a commentary for the Parallaxi Magazine entitled ‘Property and gender based violence’ (‘Ιδιοκτησία και έμφυλη βία’ in Greek). In it, Nikolaos develops on the connection occurring between the invisible housing deprivation experienced by women in rural/urban settings and domestic violence in Greece.
Throughout the article, Nikolaos unfolds the topic with an ethnographical touch, describing his observations of his travels to the Greek islands. From his study, he comes to the conclusion that rather than providing structural solutions to empower women under house deprivation, there is an administrative inadequacy that gears towards a posteriori superficial assistance to victims of domestic violence.
You can read the full commentary here (in Greek).
Nikolaos is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.