Gender Inequality Vis-A-Vis Violence Against Women the Case Study of Kenya.

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Kampala International University, School of law
Gender Equality. Every time this word comes to people’s mind, it is interpreted differently with each individual. Most women will say, “We want Gender Equality” but I will tell you, majority of those women do not know what is this equality they want. This is what the men will say,” Women cannot be equal to men and vice versa, it’s a scientific fact.” I do not blame these people and this is why I decided to research on this topic basing my research on my country Kenya and bringing in few examples from other country in Africa and outside Africa in order to enlighten the reader on what he/she does not know. As a Bachelor of law student and having studied Gender and the Law as a unit, I came up with this analysis that there is double standard when it comes to human rights, It is true that some women in Kenya because of their privileged position are better placed than some men. But, it is also true that every woman in Kenya regardless of her social class suffered discrimination directly simply because of her gender. By bringing out the areas of inequality and by giving recommendations at the end of the chapter, my thesis has tried to deal with ways we can heal and prevent this discrimination. After the introductory part of my thesis I decided to deal with violence against women. Violence against women affects both a girl-child and a woman just because she belongs to the feminine gender. Violence against women affects women at home, in the community and even in the state. Violence against women enhances Gender inequality. It shows the manifestation and institutionalization of male dominance over women and children in the family and the extension of male dominance over women in society in general. It implies that men hold power in all the important institution of society and that women are deprived of access to such power. The theme that attended the writing of this dissertation is that Gender Equality can be achieved and violence against women can be prevented
Kenya, Gender Inequality, Women