WOMEN HEALTH CARE WORKERS AFFECTED BY VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN THE PHILIPPINES
“I am taking part in ISA to gain new perspectives, connect to a network of experts, and enjoy this transformative experience. I am excited to share the lessons and knowledge I will gain from this fellowship to my home country, the Philippines, so I can further contribute to our gender and health initiatives particularly in conflict-affected areas.”
Franz Jared Enriquez (31 years old) is a social and behavior change communications (SBCC) professional from the Philippines and has led various SBCC initiatives in his country, focusing on infectious diseases such as TB and COVID-19. He holds a master’s degree in Community Development from the University of the Philippines and teaches the subject Economy, Society, and Sustainable Development at the Ateneo De Manila University.
His ISA project will focus on analyzing the situation of women health care workers in areas affected by violent extremisms in the Philippines. Using an intersectional approach, he intends to provide recommendations on how these women with multiple oppressed identities in conflict zones can achieve a holistic and nurturing work environment through documented individual and group narratives.