Assessing the specificity of the vulnerability of girls and women belonging to religious minorities

A methodological exploration


  • Dennis P. Petri


Are girls and women who belong to religious minorities more vulnerable than boys and men? The answer to this question may seem obvious, but determining an objective answer would require a complex and time-consuming research design. A more pertinent and easier approach would be to seek to understand the specific vulnerabilities of religious females. To this end, I propose a methodological framework that can be used to determine the vulnerability of females belonging to religious minority groups, and I apply it to cases in Colombia, Egypt, Mexico and Syria.