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Gender Needs Assessment for Kisumu City, Kenya

Moumie Maoulidi; Ahmed Salim

Title:
Gender Needs Assessment for Kisumu City, Kenya
Author(s):
Maoulidi, Moumie
Salim, Ahmed
Date:
Type:
Reports
Department(s):
Millennium Cities Initiative
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Series:
MCI Social Sector Working Paper Series
Part Number:
20/2011
Geographic Area:
Africa
Publisher:
Millennium Cities Initiative
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
The women and girls of Kisumu face an array of challenges that hinder their rights to gender equality and empowerment. For instance, girls have limited access to postprimary education and do not participate in formal employment, mainly because they do not have the necessary education and experience. Approximately 57 percent of the unemployed are female. Women also have a much higher HIV prevalence rate than men (13.8 percent and 8.4 percent respectively). Adolescent girls are particularly at risk of being withdrawn from school to care for HIV-positive family members. Women in the city also experience gender-based violence and are victims of harmful traditional practices such as polygamy, wife inheritance and coerced adolescent marriages.
Subject(s):
Africans
Regional planning
Gender identity
Sex role
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Suggested Citation:
Moumie Maoulidi, Ahmed Salim, , Gender Needs Assessment for Kisumu City, Kenya, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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