Kenya Is Trying to End Child Marriage. But Climate Change Is Putting More Young Girls at Risk
This report explores the connections between child marriage and climate change in north-east Kenya. It includes video, photos, stories from the region, as well as expertise from international agencies such as IUCN, the UNFPA, UNEP, and more.
Women fighting environmental degradation targets of attack
News article on the discrimination and gender-based violence (GBV) experienced by women environmental human rights defenders in Kenya. It tributes the work done by Wangari Maathai in the defence of the environment.
“She mixes her business”: HIV transmission and acquisition risks among female migrants in western Kenya
Academic article aimed at characterizing the contexts and processes that may facilitate HIV acquisition and transmission among migrant women in the Kisumu area of Nyanza Province, Kenya. Fish trade is identified as one of the sectors in which many migrants engage in transactional sex.
Perceived impact of a land and property rights program on violence against women in rural Kenya: A qualitative investigation
Academic article focusing on a community-led land and property rights program in two rural provinces in western Kenya, designed to respond to women’s property rights violations and to reduce violence against women and HIV risks at the community level.
Agency, power and personhood: discourses of gender and violence in a fishing community in South India
Academic article examining the prevalence of domestic violence in a fishing community in Kerala, south India. It arguments that understanding violence requires the understanding of local ideas of gender, personhood and agency. These local understandings rarely blame men and have recently focused on alcohol as the root of the problem.
To them, we’re not even human: Marginalised human rights defenders in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania
Report that presents the the risks that human rights defenders experience in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, with a particular focus on the challenges that women human rights defenders face, including gender-based violence (GBV).
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