Humanities and Social Science Research Papers/Topics

Women in Islam and Human Rights in the Contemporary Age

Abstract: In today’s contemporary age, due to the pervasive chauvinist and repressive experiences of the women in Islam, Muslim women felt that the only way to be emancipated intellectually, socially, politically and economically was through fighting for their basic human rights. There is a mounting growth of Muslim women demanding for their rights guaranteed to them by Islam to be applied in their societies. Equally, women are advancing to the ranks of Islamic scholars, therefore providin...

Predicting Patterns of Voter Behavior in Kenya's 2017 General Elections

Abstract: The major conclusions of this study are presented by deconstructing and examining the outcomes of each hypothesis derived from the research questions formulated in chapter one. The two main research questions looked at how individual centered factors and arising situational factors influence voter behavior and while the analysis conducted in chapter four indicated that there is no statistically significant relationship between each of these factors and voter behavior, the implied e...

The Impact of Non-Communicable Diseases on Development; a Case Study of Breast Cancer in Gede, Kilifi County

Abstract: The rise in the prevalence of NCDs is thought to be the result of complex interaction between health, economic growth and development and is strongly associated with universal trends such as population ageing, unplanned urbanization and globalization of unhealthy lifestyles. Even with government efforts in enhancing availability of early screening, diagnosis, and treatment of the breast cancers, uptake of these services has remained low and/or delayed over time. The purpose of the ...

Effects of Exclusive Breastfeeding on Cognitive Development during Early Childhood in Kahawa West Ward, Nairobi, Kenya

Abstract: Background: The effects of breastfeeding during infancy have been a major point of inquiry among scientists. Scientists link breastfeeding to child cognitive, educational, mental, behavioral and psychomotor development (Kramer, 2008; Oddy, 2006). The literature was sourced using the relevant research articles from Psych Net, PubMed and Google Scholar among others. Objectives: The general objective of the research was to find out the effects of exclusive breastfeeding on cognitive d...

Millennium Development Goal 1 and Africa: An Investigation into the Factors That Hindered Its Achievement in Kenya.

Abstract: The issue of poverty and hunger continues to be a great challenge in the world. The millennium development goals was a framework that was implemented for the purpose of assisting the world towards its endeavors of halving poverty and hunger. The implementation of MDGs in Kenya began in 2002.Critiques have argued that the time set to achieve the MDGs in Africa was unfair given the fact that most African countries were in extreme poverty following the implementation of the IMF and Wo...

Resource Distribution and Security in Kenya: A Case Study of North Eastern Kenya

Abstract: This thesis researched the links between resource distribution, and the state of security in North Eastern Kenya. The study aimed to determine if indeed such links existed, and when they did, to check how they manifested themselves and affected residents of the region. The study explored prior and current government initiatives that have aimed to remedy inequality in resource distribution. The study identified instances of historical injustices aiming to establish existing percepti...

Interstate Dissonance A Damper to Regional Integration: A Case Study of East African Community

Abstract: The study has five objectives which are to identify the political, economic, social, cultural and technological barriers to the East African Community Integration. The study constitutes a literature review of research conducted on interstate dissonance that are a damper to regional integration. The study also provides a synopsis of, not only the findings made in the literature reviewed but also the methodology employed to unearth the respective findings. The study uses secondary da...

Refugee Resettlement: The Capacity Challenge from the East and Horn of Africa Region

Abstract: According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2015 report, 2015 experienced the highest number of refugees in history. The total number of refugees and internally displaced people hit the 50 million mark, which was the highest since the end of World War II. More interesting though, is that the refugees are hosted by developing countries, whose economic and political structures are weak compared to their developed counterparts. In Africa, regional instabilit...

The Contribution of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Towards Promoting Harmony in the East African Member States

Abstract: Evidently, after road transport, rail transport comes second as the most important mode of transport in East Africa, for freight as well as passenger services. The study sought to critically analyze how the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) had contributed to the promotion of harmony among the East African member states. The SGR being a futuristic project serves to integrate Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya. The SGR will act as an integration tool and will enable the East Afr...

Contribution of Development Communication on Project Effectiveness: A Case Study of the Water Resources Sub-Sector in

Abstract: The concept of development communication having originated from Asia has been absorbed and endorsed by various institutions, organizations and projects for the purposes of social change in a community or a country. Employing development communication in organizations, institutions and projects has proven to be very useful. The main techniques of development communication include information dissemination, social marketing, social mobilization, media advocacy and seminars/conference...

Assessing EU Immigration’s Influence on Britain’s Decision to Withdraw from the European Union In 2016

Abstract: This thesis examines the influence that immigration, particularly EU immigration played on Britain’s decision to vote leave in the 2016 referendum, and impending withdraw from the European Union. This was done by contextualizing how the United Kingdom adopted a continental immigration policy via the EU, and how this gradually changed in the last 20years. Findings show that EU immigration into the United Kingdom had consistently and exponentially risen during this period, which ha...

Child Rights Protection in Conflict Situations: Contextualizing the Relevance of Child Protection Laws in Somalia

Abstract: Since the collapse the government in 1991, Somalia has witnessed prevalent violence and the creation of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in 2012 has not abated the situation as the FGS remains largely infective in protecting the population including children against human rights violation and abuse. Furthermore, Somalia law is based on traditional and Shari’a law, Xeer, which gives little room for children rights protection in the county. The purpose of this study was to e...

Compliance and Rebellion: An Assessment of the EACJ Supranational Authority (2005 – 2018)

Abstract: The East African Community has changed a lot since it was first incorporated; a lot of learning areas have been translated into the institutions currently put in place to ensure balanced growth and peaceful coexistence of member states. This study looks at the main areas of non compliance with the EAC treaty then proceeds to investigate the reaction of states when the intervention of the court is evoked to elicit compliance then the study finally looks at the authority the court ha...

Soft Power and Language: French Interests in Kenya (1990-2018)

Abstract: This research set out to analyse the use of the use of language as a tool for soft power to advance the French interest in Kenya. The objectives of the study were to: analyse how the French have used language as a soft power tool in Kenya; determine the cultural and educational influence of French in Kenya and to, analyse avenues for developing French-Kenya relations. France is known as one of the few nations that have stuck with the of soft power for centuries. However, French rel...

Youth Unemployment and Security in Kenya: The Case of Kwale County (2010-2018)

Abstract: The study sought to examine the perceptions relating to youth unemployment in Kwale County. The study was guided by the following objectives: to identify factors influencing youth unemployment in Kwale County; to examine the effects of youth unemployment on security in Kwale County and to identify approaches that have been employed by Kenya’s government on youth unemployment and security in Kwale County. Qualitative research design was used and the target population was leaders d...


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