Voices of Older Women by the Sea: Reflections on My Research Experience

  • Ira G. Pahila Center for Women's and Gender Studies


This study presents my experience in the conduct of my study on the life situations of older women in one coastal community and my reflections on the research process in relation to the theoretical approaches. Standpoint feminism, the empowerment approach and the care and capability approach work hand in hand with feminist group work and in-depth interviews to present older women's plight and aspirations in relation to social protection.