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Researching sworn virgins in Albania

last modified Jul 19, 2017 12:14 PM
The GDRC's Ellen Robertson is in Albania for four months, studying the traditional practice of women taking a vow of chastity and living as men - becoming 'sworn virgins', or burrneshas.

The patriarchal society of rural Albania means that women have very few rights. To be afforded the privileges and freedom within work and life that men have, a small number of women choose to become sworn virgins and live their lives as men. Ellen is spending four months in rural and urban Albania interviewing burrneshas and their peers for her PhD. She'll be back in October!

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Researching sworn virgins in Albania

Jul 19, 2017

The GDRC's Ellen Robertson is in Albania for four months, studying the traditional practice of women taking a vow of chastity and living as men - becoming 'sworn virgins', or burrneshas.

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