DISEMPOWERMENT OF MEN IN RURAL AND URBAN EAST AFRICA

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DISEMPOWERMENT OF MEN IN RURAL AND URBAN EAST AFRICA Implications of male identity and sexual behavior By Margret silberschmidt SUMMARY
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INTRODUCTION The impact of socio-economic change on women lives in East Africa has been widely documented on men’s lives, however the aim of the paper is to illuminate the underlying and the overlooked factors which contribute to socio-economic changes that have affected men and their sexual behavior. The paper seek to unearth effects of socio-economic changes on men in rural and urban East Africa, particularly Dar-es-Salaam and Kisii, the author connotes that, comparing the situation of men in Kisii and Dar-es-Salaam a majority are caught in very similar and paradoxical situations, though they are heads of households and decision makers, on other hand more do not meet the normative standard, because of their subordination in economic status. BACKGROUND Over the past 2-3 decades, it was widely documented that socio-economic changes or
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