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Oct. 24, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In some places this was extreme, such as the disputed 2007 Kenyan election when thousands of women were raped during post-election violence that swept the entire country" (para 7).
Oct. 20, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Kenya also set a national precedent in April, when three men were convicted and sentenced to 15 years for rape, and seven years for causing grievous bodily harm to “Liz”, a 16-year-old girl, who was gang-raped and left for dead in Busia County in 2013. The case testified to the difficulties faced by women and girls trying to seek justice and reparations. In a more recent development, the government of Kenya was ordered to award damages amounting to close to $50,000 USD to two minors, defiled by a teacher five years ago" (para 10).
Oct. 18, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Local priest, Mathew Sigilai, believes that the combination of economic pressure and new gender equality laws in Kenya is slowly eroding deep-seated cultural beliefs. 'Things have changed and the population has grown and nowadays, getting married is not guaranteed,' he said. 'As a parent, if my daughter is not married, I will not chase her away. Instead I give her a farm or a cow to earn a living and start off her life like a son.' Chepkulul’s neighbor, 56-year-old Juliana, recalls her youth, a time when things were even tougher for unmarried women. 'When you were not married, it was difficult to find accommodation or a home. You would ...more
Oct. 18, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

“'Getting married these days is no longer a priority,' Chepkulul told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. 'I am not married and being a single mother is not easy. I stay at home with my four children as a mother — and as a father, too.' (5).
Oct. 18, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Local priest, Mathew Sigilai, believes that the combination of economic pressure and new gender equality laws in Kenya is slowly eroding deep-seated cultural beliefs" (12).
Oct. 18, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"Land used to be a major source of disputes, particularly after long marriages ended in divorce, she said. 'When [the woman] goes back to her parents’ home, it becomes a problem,' she said. 'Thanks to the new Kenyan constitution, equal rights are given to both genders.'" (21-22).
Oct. 18, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-LAW-1

“'You are allowed to farm, to do any kind of work on that farm, but when it comes to selling the farm, women are given secondary rights,' she said" (24).
Oct. 17, 2017, 7:07 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Focus groups in Nakuru also said that female traders were pressured to exchange sex for permission to vend in the streets" (24).
Oct. 17, 2017, 7:03 a.m.
Countries: Ghana, India, Kenya, Peru, South Africa
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"Earnings [among street vendors] also vary according to marital status: widows have the lowest median monthly earnings (68 USD) and those who never married have the highest (101 USD)" (12). This data is based on a survey of street venders that was conducted in Accra Ghana, Ahmedabad, India, Durban, South Africa, Lima, Peru and Nakuru, Kenya (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 17, 2017, 7 a.m.
Countries: Ghana, India, Kenya, Peru, South Africa
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Among street vendors in the five cities, men have significantly higher levels of education than women. While nearly one quarter of all women in the sample have no schooling at all, less than 1 per cent of men have no school at all; and more than half (56 per cent) of women have primary education or less, while one quarter of men have primary or less. Education levels are especially low in Ahmedabad, where 60 per cent of the all-female sample has never been to school" (11). This data is based on a survey of street venders that was conducted in Accra Ghana, Ahmedabad, India, Durban, South Africa, Lima, Peru ...more
Oct. 17, 2017, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"Among street vendors in the five cities, men have significantly higher levels of education than women. While nearly one quarter of all women in the sample have no schooling at all, less than 1 per cent of men have no school at all; and more than half (56 per cent) of women have primary education or less, while one quarter of men have primary or less" (11). The survey was conducted in Accra Ghana, Ahmedabad, India, Durban, South Africa, Lima, Peru and Nakuru, Kenya (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "Overall, women are nearly twice as likely as men to sell produce, and men are nearly twice as likely as women to ...more
Oct. 16, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Kenya has East Africa's lowest female representation in parliament – at 19 per cent – and women have struggled to make gains in the face of violence, intimidation and sexism" (1).
Oct. 16, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Women usually lack the political clout and money to get nominated by the main players in primaries, where voters choose party candidates, often amid violent clashes. 'Apart from the physical violence we suffer during campaigns, we are also subjected to a lot of emotional abuse,' said Laboso. Female candidates often hire bodyguards after threats of rape and beatings, sexual slurs or curses from elders for violating tradition" (16-18).
Oct. 16, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"None of Kenya's 47 counties, which manage local infrastructure, are headed by a female governor, an influential position overseeing budgets worth billions of shillings" (8).
Sept. 29, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2

"In view of the challenges of cultural practices that violate the rights of women and girls in many African communities, a Kenyan Cultural elder from the Njuri Ncheke Meru Community Benjamin Mugambi castigated accomplices to retrogressive practices that continue to entrap vulnerable indigenous communities to continued violations.'It is wrong for families to encourage this kind of practice by paying the “hyenas” to persist the violation. When parents give away their children to be sexually violated then this is a criminal act that is punishable by law and must be fully condemned'"(para 15-16)
Sept. 29, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Countries: Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tunisia, Zambia
Variables: ATC-DATA-7

"Speaking from the same meeting hosted by FEMNET and MHRRC, a section of religious and cultural leaders and media from Zambia, Kenya, Malawi, Tunisia and Rwanda equally expressed outrage over the sentence and called for stiffer penalties"(para 12). The sentence referred to was a two year sentence in Malawi for a man with HIV who knowlingly sexually violated women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 29, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Speaking from the same meeting hosted by FEMNET and MHRRC, a section of religious and cultural leaders and media from Zambia, Kenya, Malawi, Tunisia and Rwanda equally expressed outrage over the sentence and called for stiffer penalties"(para 12). The sentence referred to was a two year sentence in Malawi for a man with HIV who knowlingly sexually violated women (ENB-Coder Comment)."In view of the challenges of cultural practices that violate the rights of women and girls in many African communities, a Kenyan Cultural elder from the Njuri Ncheke Meru Community Benjamin Mugambi castigated accomplices to retrogressive practices that continue to entrap vulnerable indigenous communities to continued violations"(para 15)more
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

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Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

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Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 29, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"During the political primaries in April, Ann Kanyi, who was vying for her party’s nomination for the Tetu parliamentary seat in Kenya’s Aug. 8 general election, was dragged from her car and brutally beaten by four unidentified masked men wielding metal bars and a gun. During the assault, one of them demanded she quit politics. She was not the only woman physically attacked during the primaries after wading into the testosterone-fueled arena of Kenyan politics: Other female candidates were robbed by men armed with machetes and batons, had their motorcades attacked and supporters killed, and were beaten and threatened with public stripping. None of this was coincidental. It’s all part ...more
Aug. 29, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The goal [of violence against female politicians]: to turn back progress ushered in by a new gender quota, implemented as part of a 2010 constitutional overhaul, that has vaulted more women into positions of power in Kenya than ever before" (1). "This is part of the story in Kenya, where the 2010 constitution established a gender quota mandating that neither gender hold more than two-thirds of the positions in any government entity (thereby ensuring that a minimum of one-third plus one of parliamentarians and members of local county assemblies are women)" (3).
Aug. 29, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The goal [of violence against female politicians]: to turn back progress ushered in by a new gender quota, implemented as part of a 2010 constitutional overhaul, that has vaulted more women into positions of power in Kenya than ever before" (1). "This is part of the story in Kenya, where the 2010 constitution established a gender quota mandating that neither gender hold more than two-thirds of the positions in any government entity (thereby ensuring that a minimum of one-third plus one of parliamentarians and members of local county assemblies are women). The subsequent 2013 general election resulted in Kenya’s highest number of women in government in its history" (3).more
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Countries: India, Kenya
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"For this story, the Star also spoke with three local Dawoodi Bohra women who described what it’s like to undergo khatna in their native countries of India and Kenya at the hands of 'practitioners,' not doctors, in non-medical environments such as kitchens, with unsterile razors" (para 12).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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