Women’s Experiences in Inter-Community Peace Building Initiatives in Marakwet East Sub-County, Elgeyo-Marakwet County (2017-2022)

Abstract:

Women have been excluded from formal peace building initiatives in post-war transitions despite their involvement in informal, grassroots diplomacy in many conflict zones around the world. In Kenya, women-led groups have been formed to promote peace, employing traditional abilities such as poetry, singing, and dance to urge leaders and negotiators to establish a ceasefire. Women's participation in peace-building activities in Elgeyo Marakwet County is increasing, however, there is inadequate research on the effects of their involvement in intercommunity conflicts. Empirical research is needed to understand their experiences and the role of women in peace-building processes in Marakwet East Sub County, Kenya. Specific objectives were to determine the criteria employed and areas of active women inclusion in inter-community Peace-building initiatives in Marakwet East Sub-County; to analyse women encounters in inter-community Peace-building initiatives in Marakwet East Sub-County and to assess challenges experienced by women in Peace-building initiatives in Marakwet East Sub-County. Descriptive research design was adopted. The target population was women peace ambassadors from Marakwet East Sub-County. Also, key government officials both at the Sub-County, County and national government, Non-Governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as women from religious organizations directly involved in peace promotion was considered. Census of all women groups registered as peace ambassadors across the sub counties and purposive sampling techniques was used. Primary data was collected via the use of semistructured interview guides as well as focus group discussions. Pilot tests was conducted to ascertain validity and reliability of the study instruments. Data analysis was conducted via use of descriptive approach as well as thematic and content analysis for qualitative data. All ethical issues were considered and the findings were used to develop policy recommendations.
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APA

Jerono, R (2024). Women’s Experiences in Inter-Community Peace Building Initiatives in Marakwet East Sub-County, Elgeyo-Marakwet County (2017-2022). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/women-s-experiences-in-inter-community-peace-building-initiatives-in-marakwet-east-sub-county-elgeyo-marakwet-county-2017-2022

MLA 8th

Jerono, Rutto "Women’s Experiences in Inter-Community Peace Building Initiatives in Marakwet East Sub-County, Elgeyo-Marakwet County (2017-2022)" Afribary. Afribary, 03 May. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/women-s-experiences-in-inter-community-peace-building-initiatives-in-marakwet-east-sub-county-elgeyo-marakwet-county-2017-2022. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

Jerono, Rutto . "Women’s Experiences in Inter-Community Peace Building Initiatives in Marakwet East Sub-County, Elgeyo-Marakwet County (2017-2022)". Afribary, Afribary, 03 May. 2024. Web. 24 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/women-s-experiences-in-inter-community-peace-building-initiatives-in-marakwet-east-sub-county-elgeyo-marakwet-county-2017-2022 >.

Chicago

Jerono, Rutto . "Women’s Experiences in Inter-Community Peace Building Initiatives in Marakwet East Sub-County, Elgeyo-Marakwet County (2017-2022)" Afribary (2024). Accessed June 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/women-s-experiences-in-inter-community-peace-building-initiatives-in-marakwet-east-sub-county-elgeyo-marakwet-county-2017-2022