Research Papers/Topics in Gender Studies

The Causes Of Girl-Cidld Dropout In Primary Schools In Kangai Sub-County, Dokolo District: A Case Study Of Apewotneki Primary School From 2007-2009

ABSTRACT This study was conducted on the topic. The causes of girl-child drop out in primary schools in Kangai sub-county, Dokolo district with a case study of Apewotneki primary school. The purpose of the study was to establish the cause of girl-child drop out in Apewotneki primary school. The researcher used both the qualitative and quantitative research designs in its inquiry. The participants included girls, boys, teachers and parents. Data collected was presented on descriptive f...

Men And Women’s Participation In Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms In Kapsokwony Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms have become a popular means of settling disputes outside court systems both locally and internationally. In Kenya, they are anchored in state laws and policies. This study assessed men and women‟s participation in the process of resolving community conflicts through ADR mechanisms in Kapsokwony, Bungoma County. The study objectives were; examine various types of conflicts and the existing ADR mechanisms employed by men and women...

Effects of access and utilization of women enterprise fund on gender relations at household level in mvita constituency, mombasa county.

ABSTRACT This study examined the effects of access and utilization of Women Enterprise Fund (WEF) on gender relations at household level in Mvita Constituency in Mombasa County. The fund is given to women who are in existing groups of ten members. The aim of the study was to find out whether access and utilization to WEF by women affects gender relations at household level. The specific objectives of the study were to determine the factors that affect the access of WEF by women, and its...

Determinants Of Infidelity Among Married Couples In Mwingi Central Constituency, Kitui County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Infidelity impacts negatively on relationship functioning and stability of the marriages making the study of this phenomenon crucial and timely endeavor in the Mwingi Central Constituency (MCC). Although, many African communities have regulations against infidelity especially in marriage, many married couples are involved in extra marital affairs ((Drigotas, Safstrom, & Gentilia, 1999). Infidelity in MCC has led to marital strife leading to separations, wife battering, prostitu...

Participation Of Men And Women In Fisheries Value Chain In Nairobi City County

ABSTRACT This study sought to establish the status of men and women in the entrepreneurial fisheries activities in Kenya. The study focused specifically in Nairobi City County, and was guided by the following objectives, namely; to map out specific areas within fisheries value chain that men and women participate in; to identify socio-economic factors that influence participation of men and women, to assess the socio-cultural factors that determine participation of men and women in thos...

Assessment Of Access To And Utilisation Of Treadle And Hip Pump Technology By Farmers In Machakos County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to assess the access to and utilization of the treadle and hip pump technology by farmers in Machakos County, Kenya so that gender responsive strategies can be suggested to improve the uptake of the technology among the farmers. This was due to low adoption of the two pumps in Machakos county after previous KSI/WSU study that marketed and distributed the technology among farmers in the county. The specific objectives of the study were: to establish which ...

Challenges and Their Effect on the Boy Child Education in Kieni East District, Nyeri County

ABSTRACT In Kenya, boy child secondary education is experiencing emerging challenges which need to be established in order to arrest these worrying trends. This study sought to investigate challenges and their effects on the boy-child education in Kieni East District, Nyeri County. The research drew insight from Feminist Theory and research inspired by Postmodemism point of view which began in 1980s.There was need to carry out the study in order to understand the challenges and their ef...

Determinants Of Choice Of Gender And Development Studies At The Master’s Level In Selected Universities In Nairobi County, Kenya

ABSTRACT This study sought to establish the determinants of choice of the master’s programme in gender and development studies in Nairobi County. Specifically, it focused on the factors influencing the subject choice of gender and development studies and gender related courses in selected universities in Nairobi County. The study was prompted by the lack of consideration of gender social relations when students are making subject choices. This occurs when there is underrepresentation ...

Determinants Of Boys’ Academic Performance In Public Primary Schools In Mukurweini Sub –County, Nyeri - Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study sought to analyze the determinants of boys’ academic performance in public primary schools in Mukurweini Sub-County. The study aimed at; assessing the academic performance of boys in relation to girls in Mukurweini Sub-County, identify factors influencing the performance of boys, determine challenges that schools face while improving the academic performance of boys and suggest possible intervention strategies that can be put in place to improve the academic performance o...

Factors Affecting Women Leadership In The Public Primary Schools In Mwea Division, Embu County

ABSTRACTThis study sought to analyze women leaders‘ experiences as they try to navigate a balance between their home and work responsibilities. Specifically, this study aimed at: Assessing the perceptions and attitudes of teachers towards female leaders; Establishing the government policies on gender parity in managerial positions in primary schools in Kenya; evaluating the barriers and hindrances that women encounter in their quest to top leadership positions in primary schools and to sugg...

Perceptions Of Violence Against Women On The Social Media Platform: The Case Of Social Media In Kenya

ABSTRACT The growth of social media has provided a powerful, widespread and global communication platform. Its growth has had an impact on the opportunities for the perpetration of violence against women. Though violence against women did exist before, social media is presenting new ways in which women experience violence. This study sought to address the perception of violence against women on the social media platform as experienced in Kenya by answering questionsregarding the typ...

Gendered Access And Control Of Land, Dairy Products And Their Influence On Household Welfare In Murang’a County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study sought to investigate the gendered access and control of land and dairy products with a focus on their influence on household welfare. The study was done in Murang’a County-Kenya, guided by the following objectives: to establish the status of access and control of dairy products and land by men and women; to examine the status of welfare in households practicing dairy farming and perceptions of men and women on the influence of access and control of land and dairy product...

Health-Seeking Behaviour Of Women And Men In Githiga Location, Githunguri District, Kenya

Abstract This study set out to investigate the health status, health-seeking behaviour as well as the factors that influence the behaviour among elderly women and men in Githiga Location, Githunguri District. A total of 53 elderly women and men were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. Of those, 49.1% were female and 50.9% were male. Besides the elderly women and men, health workers in Githiga and Gitiha health centres as well as in private clinics and pharmacies were in...

Determinants Of Maternal Health Among The Kalenjin Women Of Ainamoi Constituency, Kericho County, Kenya

ABSTRACTHigh maternal mortality rate is one of the major maternal health concerns in developing countries including Kenya. The purpose of this study was to investigate determinants of maternal health as well as suggesting the strategies for improving it. To achieve the study objectives, this study adopted ethnography, a qualitative research design. Data was collected using interview guide, focus group discussion guide and key informant interview guide. The study targeted sixty married women o...

Effectiveness Of Undugu Society Programmes In Empowering Female Commercial Sex Workers In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACTUndugu Society of Kenya plays a major role in including CSWs in the current world-wide effort to emancipate the women through empowerment programmes. USK runs several empowerment programmes such as health, education, microfinance, guidance and counselling among others. Despite the efforts by USK to empower CSWs by doing all the positive things that should retain them, most CSWs keep going back to the sex trade. The study sought to assess the effectiveness of these programmes in empowe...


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