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Title: The international legal framework on protection of sexual minority rights in Kenya
Authors: Kimiti, Wanjiku
Keywords: Sexual minority rights
Issue Date: May-2014
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Law
Abstract: This dissertation contributes to understanding the problematic aspect of heterosexual dominance in leading development discourse, most especially in relation to gender, sexuality and human rights. In order to embrace a full perspective of gender, an expansion of the rights-based approach to include sexual minorities is suggested. Based on the lived experiences of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in Kampala, Uganda and other countries in Africa, it is argued that human rights are constantly negotiated and interpreted to legitimize asocial and legal exclusion of selected members of society. Qualitative methodology has been employed to investigate issues of health, participation, employment and personal safety. The voices of the marginalised are explored from a local context and show that discrimination of sexual minorities is institutionalised and difficult to combat as the present human rights framework refrains from directly including this group as right-holders. The author argues that there is a strong relation between lack of sexual rights and marginalization, where the latter occurs as a direct result of social and legal pervasive practices of discrimination in society, ranging from the government level to the nuclear family.
Description: A research dissertation submitted to the School of law in fulfillment Of the requirements for the Award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Laws

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