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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
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Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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Aug. 6, 2021, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Paul Adhoch, the executive director of Trace Kenya, a Mombasa-based counter-trafficking NGO, works relentlessly to protect Kenyan women who leave home to take up domestic worker posts in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. He says that he’s seen the ban have a positive impact, but the calls for help are still coming in" (para 16).
Aug. 6, 2021, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

"'The first time I went, I went in an illegal, chaotic situation through brokers who did not prepare us for what lay ahead,' says Mbogo. 'I am more confident this time. I believe all will be well.' Her confidence comes from a raft of legal reforms that Kenya has recently put in place to try to make it safe for women to travel to the Gulf to work" (para 3-4). "Reports of east African workers being raped and tortured across the region and haunting videos of Kenyan women pleading for help after allegedly being abused by their employers saw the Kenyan government follow other countries such as Indonesia and the...more
Aug. 6, 2021, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"In a busy recruitment agency in Nairobi’s central business district, dozens of women line the halls. All hope that today they will secure a job as a domestic worker in the Gulf states, cooking, cleaning and caring for another family thousands of miles from their own homes" (para 1). "Since then the government has been grappling with how to allow women and the country’s economy to benefit from the huge demand for migrant domestic workers from countries such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar, while keeping those who want to travel for work safe" (para 8). "Paul Adhoch, the executive director of Trace Kenya, a Mombasa-based counter-trafficking NGO, works relentlessly to...more
Aug. 6, 2021, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"Pamela Mbogo* is one of them. The 29-year-old has found a job in Saudi Arabia starting next month. It’s not her first time as a domestic worker. On the previous occasion she lived and worked for a family in Bahrain, where she was abused and locked inside the house for days at a time. Yet, this time, Mbogo believes it will be different. 'The first time I went, I went in an illegal, chaotic situation through brokers who did not prepare us for what lay ahead,' says Mbogo. 'I am more confident this time. I believe all will be well'" (para 2-3). "Reports of east African workers being raped and...more
Aug. 6, 2021, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"At the Centre for Domestic Training and Development (CDTD) just outside Nairobi, students are cheerful and excited about their future as they make beds in mock bedrooms, cook chapati in practice kitchens, and study basic Arabic. Demand for the course is huge. About 350–400 women are already graduating each month" (para 13). "He estimates that there are at least 120 000 Kenyans in the Middle East, roughly one-third of whom have been trafficked. He uses outreach work to get his phone number into the hands of Kenyan workers before they go" (para 18).
July 30, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Women find it rough in relation to land both while still married and when widowed. At marriage many title deeds are in the names of husbands and at death it becomes easier for the women to lose out land to greedy in laws…" (Para 3). "Many women upon finding their matrimonial homes inhabitable run away to urban areas with their children to eke out a living, this sinks them into deeper poverty because upon deprivation of land, some women get chased away with nothing. A woman who was used to the tranquillity of village life is upon widowhood and the subsequent eviction forced into the hustle and bustle of city...more
July 30, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: IW-PRACTICE-1

"...The loss of land is also often orchestrated by male relatives under the guise of “a widowed woman must be inherited”, the question that needs asking is what is the economic value of wife inheritance ?. Women who refuse to be inherited are ostracised by family members both males and females. To make the situation more complicated the councils of elders in many communities comprise entirely of men who are supposed to be custodians of culture thus reinforcing the discriminative stance towards women and girls when it comes to control and access to property rights" (para 4).
July 30, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"Many women upon finding their matrimonial homes inhabitable run away to urban areas with their children to eke out a living, this sinks them into deeper poverty because upon deprivation of land, some women get chased away with nothing. A woman who was used to the tranquillity of village life is upon widowhood and the subsequent eviction forced into the hustle and bustle of city life trying to juggle motherhood and fatherhood to her children in the slums of Nairobi, Kampala and Dar es Salaam. The loss of land is also often orchestrated by male relatives under the guise of “a widowed woman must be inherited”, the question that needs...more
July 30, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"...In Kenya for example, the Constitution (COK 2010)[1] outlaws discrimination in all spheres in reality in rural setting, customary laws prevail over statutory laws. Burials are mostly in the villages and are carried out according to specific community customs which continue to place men and boys on a pedestal" (para 2).
July 30, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"...For widowed women living with HIV there is still the stigma associated with HIV despite over 100 percent awareness on HIV. Rural areas are different from urban setting when one talks about HIV. In rural areas HIV is still shrouded in stigma, many people still equate HIV infection with death. Sometimes the widows are accused of being witches or a source of bad omen in a bid to make living in their matrimonial homes unbearable" (para 3).
July 30, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"To curb this vicious cycle of economic, emotional and psychosocial injustice, more educational programmes need to be rolled out to create awareness on property and inheritance rights not only in cities but more in rural areas which is where property disinheritance is rife. Women should be trained on property rights and ownership long before they become widowed as part of pre-emptive defence. Additionally, joint titling should be promoted at all levels. Men and boys also need deliberate educational programmes on property rights and values so that they no longer see female property ownership from a competitive lens. Councils of elders also need re-education, learning and unlearning to look at women...more
July 30, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"...For widowed women living with HIV there is still the stigma associated with HIV despite over 100 percent awareness on HIV. Rural areas are different from urban setting when one talks about HIV. In rural areas HIV is still shrouded in stigma, many people still equate HIV infection with death. Sometimes the widows are accused of being witches or a source of bad omen in a bid to make living in their matrimonial homes unbearable. Many women upon finding their matrimonial homes inhabitable run away to urban areas with their children to eke out a living, this sinks them into deeper poverty because upon deprivation of land, some women get...more
July 30, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

"Women find it rough in relation to land both while still married and when widowed. At marriage many title deeds are in the names of husbands and at death it becomes easier for the women to lose out land to greedy in laws. Coupled with these are archaic cultural practices which still continue to prevail dispute the high level of globalisation and technological advancement. When widowed, women find themselves navigating a rough patch, they get evicted from their matrimonial homes, some are ostracised by their in-laws in a bid to push them out of land owned by the deceased husband..." (para 3).
July 30, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-2

"Women find it rough in relation to land both while still married and when widowed. At marriage many title deeds are in the names of husbands and at death it becomes easier for the women to lose out land to greedy in laws. Coupled with these are archaic cultural practices which still continue to prevail dispute the high level of globalisation and technological advancement. When widowed, women find themselves navigating a rough patch, they get evicted from their matrimonial homes, some are ostracised by their in-laws in a bid to push them out of land owned by the deceased husband. For widowed women living with HIV there is still the...more
July 30, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Many women upon finding their matrimonial homes inhabitable run away to urban areas with their children to eke out a living, this sinks them into deeper poverty because upon deprivation of land, some women get chased away with nothing. A woman who was used to the tranquillity of village life is upon widowhood and the subsequent eviction forced into the hustle and bustle of city life trying to juggle motherhood and fatherhood to her children in the slums of Nairobi, Kampala and Dar es Salaam..." (para 4).
July 30, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"...The loss of land is also often orchestrated by male relatives under the guise of 'a widowed woman must be inherited', the question that needs asking is what is the economic value of wife inheritance? Women who refuse to be inherited are ostracised by family members both males and females. To make the situation more complicated the councils of elders in many communities comprise entirely of men who are supposed to be custodians of culture thus reinforcing the discriminative stance towards women and girls when it comes to control and access to property rights" (para 4).
July 30, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-1

"...The loss of land is also often orchestrated by male relatives under the guise of 'a widowed woman must be inherited', the question that needs asking is what is the economic value of wife inheritance? Women who refuse to be inherited are ostracised by family members both males and females. To make the situation more complicated the councils of elders in many communities comprise entirely of men who are supposed to be custodians of culture thus reinforcing the discriminative stance towards women and girls when it comes to control and access to property rights" (para 4).
July 22, 2021, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"The report cites the lived experiences of many women legal professionals who have tried to break into higher circles of leadership. Respondents confirm that a number of barriers persist in the justice sector that prevent prevent women’s full participation as top-tier justice professionals. As one female judge summarized the problem: 'The judiciary has tried to increase women’s representation and participation at recruitment level, but there is a need to improve their numbers at the high levels of the institution. Let us give women a chance, they can also be Chief Justice and Attorney General or any position of leadership'" (Para 8-9).
July 22, 2021, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"While strong provisions, Articles 10 and 27 of the Constitution are not necessarily enforced with the vigor required to break the glass ceiling, compounded by unique obstacles that slow women’s professional advancement. These include gender stereotypes, lack of mentorship and support networks for women, and even sexual harassment" (Para 10). "'There is unequal pay in the law firms for female advocates. Many of my colleagues talk about unequal pay comparing themselves to their male counterparts, being given less important assignments (female lawyer’s competency being doubted, less are allowed to be partners), poor maternity cover or none at all and sexual harassment from their male employers,' reported another respondent" (Para 11).more
July 22, 2021, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"Kenya has been a pioneer in overcoming historic gender inequality, and its 2010 Constitution accelerated this progress with Article 27, which stipulates that no elective body can be populated with more than two thirds of one gender, and Article 10, which outlines Kenya’s commitment to equality, inclusiveness, and anti-discrimination" (Para 4).
July 22, 2021, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Kenya has been a pioneer in overcoming historic gender inequality, and its 2010 Constitution accelerated this progress with Article 27, which stipulates that no elective body can be populated with more than two thirds of one gender, and Article 10, which outlines Kenya’s commitment to equality, inclusiveness, and anti-discrimination" (Para 4). "While social norms and gender stereotypes effectively excluded women from pursuing careers in the justice field, leaps and bounds have been made since the 1990s, with women’s representation catapulting to almost parity in law schools. By 2018, women judges and magistrates also made up a remarkable 48% of the judiciary" (Para 5). "For example, no woman has ever has...more
July 22, 2021, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"IDLO, in partnership with the National Gender and Equality Commission and the International Association of Women Judges – Kenya, has released Women’s Professional Participation in Kenya’s Justice Sector: Barriers and Pathways" (Para 2).
July 22, 2021, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"For example, no woman has ever has served as Chief Justice, President of the Supreme Court, or President of the Court of Appeal. What’s more, there is not a single woman in the Kadhis’ Courts – religious courts adjudicated by Kadhi magistrates that apply a hybrid legal approach with Sharia Law. This trend is particularly disconcerting considering the Kadhis’ Courts deal with issues that disproportionately affect women such as divorce, inheritance and family matters" (Para 7).
July 22, 2021, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"While social norms and gender stereotypes effectively excluded women from pursuing careers in the justice field, leaps and bounds have been made since the 1990s, with women’s representation catapulting to almost parity in law schools. By 2018, women judges and magistrates also made up a remarkable 48% of the judiciary" (Para 5).
July 15, 2021, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1, LO-DATA-3

"Kenya's constitution states that all women have equal rights to own property, but in reality land is most often customarily passed from fathers to their sons, making it hard for women to own land. Women own less than 2% of all titled land in Kenya, according to the Kenya Land Alliance, an advocacy network."
July 9, 2021, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Women had difficulty working in nontraditional fields, had slower promotions, and were more likely to be dismissed" (p 47). " According to a World Bank report, both men and women experienced sexual harassment in job recruitment, but women more commonly reported it" (p 47-48). "One study of women street vendors in Nairobi found harassment was the main mode of interaction between street vendors an authorities. The study noted that demands for bribes by police amounting to three to 8 percent of a vendor’s income as well as sexual abuse were common" (p 48).
July 9, 2021, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Between January and June IPOA observed that authorities separated women from men in detention facilities on average 89 percent of the time in the 29 detention facilities its representatives visited. In smaller jails, female prisoners were not always separated from men. There were no separate facilities during pretrial detention, and sexual abuse of female prisoners was a problem. Human rights groups reported that police routinely solicited sex from female prisoners and that many female inmates resorted to prostitution to obtain necessities, such as sanitary items and underwear, which the Prisons Service did not provide" (p 5). "On October 6, the Daily Nation newspaper reported a witness had accused a police...more
July 9, 2021, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 35).
July 9, 2021, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Coalition on Violence against Women estimated 16,500 rapes occurred per year. IPOA investigated eight reported cases of sexual assault by police officers between April and September" (p 34).