Research Papers/Topics in Gender Studies

Gender Equity And Career Progression In The Ministry Of Health And Social Services In Khomas Region Of Namibia

ABSTRACTNamibia is not spared from inequalities in terms of gender. There is a need to understand the status quo of gender equity and career progression amongst Namibian government institutions. This will help accelerate the realisation of the objectives of the national plans on gender equality namely; the National Gender Policy of 2010-2020, Vision 2030, National Development Plan 5 and Harambee Prosperity Plan that prioritise women involvement in governance and decision making. In an attempt...

A Case Study On The Inluence Of English As A Medium Of Instruction On Learners Academic Performance At Ella Du Plessis Secondary School And Shikongo Iipinge Senior Secondary School.

AbstractGender-based violence in Namibia has escalated to an alarming rate. Persons with disabilities particularly women, are also not spared the rod. The intersection of gender and disabilities renders them double discrimination compared to men with disabilities and women without disabilities. Yet, the plight of women with disabilities with regard to gender-based violence rarely features in both preventive and remedial intervention programs.This research sought to explore and understand the ...

Challenges And Successes Of Gender Focal Point Persons In The Context Of Gender Responsive Budgeting Initiatives In Namibia

ABSTRACT The Namibian government has taken cognisance of the importance of mainstreaming gender at the institutional level. In efforts to promote gender mainstreaming, its cabinet directed all government offices, ministries and agencies (OMAs) to comply with the Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) initiative, in 2014. The implementation of the GRB initiative requires all OMAs to have Gender Focal Point Persons (GFPPs) in all government institutions, specifically responsible for ensuring th...

An Assessment Of The Impact Of Green Schemes And Gender On Economic Empowerment: A Case Study Of Female Small-Scale Farmers In Ndonga-Linena, Kavango East, Namibia

Abstract    This thesis explored the impact of green schemes and gender on economic empowerment of women. In particular, it informs on gender participation in the green schemes; decisions on access and control of resources; production and income; green scheme impact on the small-scale farmers (ssfs) and on gender disparity in agriculture. A qualitative research methodology was used where questionnaires and interviews were used for data collection on 16 small-scale farmers at Nd...

A Gender Analysis Of The Triple Burden Of Production, Reproduction And Community Service In The Rehoboth Constituency

ABSTRACT There has been no research on gender roles and the triple burden of women in the Rehoboth area. Yet women in Rehoboth as many elsewhere are faced with socially ascribed roles in production, reproduction and community. This research seeks to explore and understand the gender division of labour and the gender relations within this community. As a diverse country, Namibia has different cultures, we witness that women and men are taught their gender roles through the use of specifi...

Surgical Anatomy Of Sigmoid Colon In Sigmoid Volvulus Versus Non-Sigmoid Volvulus Patients Undergoing Laparotomy At Iringa And Dodoma Regional Hospitals, Tanzania

ABSTRACTBackground: Sigmoid volvulusis twisting of the sigmoid colon along its mesocolic axis either clockwise or anticlockwise leading to closed loop luminal obstruction and sigmoid vascular obstruction. Surgical anatomy of sigmoid colon has been linked to development of sigmoid volvulus but few studies have been done, nonefrom Tanzania. Objective:The study aimed at determining surgical anatomy of sigmoid colon insigmoid volvulus and non-sigmoid volvulus patients who underwent laparotomy at ...

Staff Interaction Amd School Innovativeness In Western Nigeri; Secondary Schools

ABSTRACT The rain purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which the interpersonal relationships among teachers in our secondary schools help or hinder the introduction of educational innovative practices in the direction of encouraging vocational and practical subjects in Nigeria' s secondary school curriculum. o the per 557 teachers (these include 30 principals and over 1+0 heads of departments) were involved in the survey. All the subjects have taught for, at least, six...

Employee Training and Development Programme at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Kumasi

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to describe the nature of the employee training and development programmes that exist at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana (Kumasi). It also ascertained the modes of conducting employee training programmes and identified the challenges of planning and implementation of the training programme in the company. Descriptive survey method was used for the study. Census was the sampling method used on a population size of 230 employees of the comp...

EQUAL REPRESENTATION DOES NOT TRANSLATE INTO EQUALITY FOR FEMALE JOURNALISTS IN AUSTRALIA

Female journalists in Australia are rising in number but diminishing at levels of higher hierarchy in media organisations. This paper will unearth the ‘whys’ and the ‘whats’ of a culture that is breeding this disarray inside newsrooms, addressing significant problems like a systematic pattern of sexism through years, a pay-gap ratio designed to look like it doesn’t exist but is, in fact, reflective of the hierarchy itself, prominent features of the gender politics in play and some a...

Research Paper - Are Gender Roles and Stereotypes in Movies Affecting the Way Modern Society Thinks.edited

This paper entails the use of gender stereotypes and roles in cinematic works and media platforms. Overall, it gives a detailed analysis of the effects of stereotypes in modern cinematic works and the impact it has on society. These expectations soon become the stereotypes used in movies, although it is more exaggerated, the tendency of creating a trend that influences the society both positively and negatively is high.This creates an opportunity to effectively address stereotype issues,...

A NOTE ON THE PROBLEMS AND SUBORDINATION OF WOMEN IN URHOBO LAND:UNFOLDING OF THE WORDS THAT CARRY TRUTH .

This paper aims at discussing the difficulty of women in the Urhobo area of Delta State. It condemn all traditional practice that are not in line with current stage of development as obselete. It firmly acertian that if all theories put on ground by Marx and Engel are well use , the world would be a better place for women.

AWARENESS ON MALARIA AMONG RURAL WOMEN IN ENUGU STATE

Abstract This study focused on rural women (most especially pregnant mothers) because they aremostly prone to malaria partly because of the low level of awareness and sensitization on thedisease at the grass root level by healthcare providers, government and the media.  Malaria isa global disease and over 40% of the world’s population live where there is risk of malaria.The disease is however widespread in sub Saharan Africa and causes pre-mature death andsuffering, imposes financ...

Inclusion of Gender in Africas Climate Change Policies and Strategies

This paper reviews climate change related policies and strategies in East and West Africa through a gendered lens. The countries are Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania in East Africa and Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa. Drawing upon a gender inclusion criteria, the study assesses how countries have integrated gender in their climate change policies and strategies. We did a qualitative review of existing climate change policies and strategies using minimum principles for gender responsive climate change...

Closing the gender gap in Agriculture under climate change

Women face barriers that significantly constrain their production and entangle them in a low productivity trap. These barriers encompass societal norms, the gender division of labour (GDOL), resource constraints (access to and use of land), no or low use of inputs (eg drought-adapted seeds), and limited access to climate services and agro-advisories. Under a changing climate, these barriers will further constrain women’s ability to adapt, and the gender gap in agriculture will continue...


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