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Dec. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In recent months, I interviewed 163 women who were raped – many of them brutally gang raped – during the three-month period after the election, when supporters of the two main political parties fought, often along ethnic lines, killing 1,133 people and displacing over 600,000" (para 4).
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3

"Some women lost everything, and now cannot work or go to the market because of pain and sickness from the rape. They told me they are too traumatized to sleep at night and think every day about killing themselves. Their husbands beat them and blame them for the rapes or have chased them away. And some struggle daily to raise children born from the rapes" (para 13).
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The failure to conduct proper investigations and prosecute the attackers and to ensure that women have access to the services they need to heal sends a harsh message to women that sexual violence is not taken seriously" (para 15).
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"A year ago, the Kenyan government finally announced a fund to help survivors of the widespread violence in 2007 and 2008 tied to the disputed presidential election. It was the first sign of hope for the hundreds of women who were brutally raped during that conflict and are still suffering the consequences. But a year has passed, and the government has neither provided any specifics about how the money will be used nor whether the rape victims will be included" (para 1-2)."Kenya’s initiative to provide reparations could be a crucial opportunity for rape and sexual violence victims, if they and their needs are properly recognized and reparations are made in ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Few of the women I interviewed had been able to get post-rape care at the time, and almost none could afford to pay for much needed health care then or ever since" (para 10).
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"On March 8, International Women’s Day, Kenya also drafted a national action plan based on the U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325, which was passed in 2000 and recognizes women as active participants in conflict resolution and guarantees their protection in peace agreements" (para 18).
Dec. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Figure 5, about 7% of economically active women are employed by the agriculture sector, about 13% by the industry sector, and about 80% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 5, about 7% of economically active women are employed by the agriculture sector, about 13% by the industry sector, and about 80% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Chile, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Malta, Nicaragua, Panama, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 18 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"A study in Kenya found that in the horticulture export industry, women comprised fewer than 10% of contracted farmers"(37)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"A study in Kenya found that in the horticulture export industry, women comprised fewer than 10% of contracted farmers"(37)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"A study in Kenya found that in the horticulture export industry, women comprised fewer than 10% of contracted farmers"(37)
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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