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KENYA WOMEN JUDGES ASSOCIATION A Research Paper Under The Theme Women In The Judiciary Enabling Sustainable Development Goals: Opportunities, Challenges And Strategies Discussing The Evolution Of Sexual And Gender Based Violence: Gender Vulnerability in Conflict Situations The Evolution of Sexual and Gender Based Violence: Gender Vulnerability in Conflict Situations EKUSI LORE and OLIVE MUMBO University of Nairobi/ Strathmore University May, 2017.
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KENYA WOMEN JUDGES ASSOCIATION T able of Contents 1. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................... 3 1.1 Definition ..................................................................................................................................... 3 1.2 Relationship between Gender Vulnerability and Conflict ............................................................ 4 1.3 Current debates and trends in gender and conflict ......................................................................... 4 2.0 Case study on Gender Vulnerabilities. ................................................................................................... 6 2.1 Kenya ................................................................................................................................................ 6 2.2 Regional Experience. ......................................................................................................................... 7 2.3 International Level ....................................................................................................................... 9 2.3.1 Political impact .................................................................................................................... 9 2.3.2 Economic impact ............................................................................................................... 10 2.3.3 Social and Cultural Impact ................................................................................................. 12 2.3.4 Legal .................................................................................................................................. 13 3.0 Recommendations. .............................................................................................................................. 16 4.0 Conclusions. ........................................................................................................................................ 16 Bibliography. ............................................................................................................................................. 18
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KENYA WOMEN JUDGES ASSOCIATION 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Definition Gender remains a frequently misunderstood concept. In general terms it refers to the social constructions of masculinity and femininity. 1 Masculinity denotes the qualities, behaviours and attitudes traditionally associated with or deemed appropriate for men; femininity for women. 2 However, gender is often not fully understood in terms of its application as a form of analysis in the field of peace and security. Take for example the continued use of ‘gender’ as synonymous with ‘women’. One consequence of this is that ‘men’ are treated as the default category (the ‘norm’), exempt from any consideration of gender. Another consequence is that this results in little attention for sexual and gender minorities. 3 As Martha Fineman cogently argued, vulnerability is-and should be understood to be-universal and constant, inherent in the human condition. 4 Vulnerability is also deeply gendered. 5 Part of that gendered association has linked vulnerability with victimhood, dependency, and pathology. 6 Fineman, in her path-breaking work, argues that we should accept the inevitability of 1 Amy Blackstone, Gender Roles And Society (The University Of Maine Digital Commons @ Umaine Sociology School Faculty Scholarship Sociology 2003) 336. 2 Jan Stets And Peter J., Femininity/Masculinity ( Burke Department Of Sociology Washington State University) 997-1005. 3 The Term ‘Gender Minorities’ Refer To Gender And Sexual Minorities, Including Intersex, Transgender, And Third Gender Individuals in this context. 4 Martha Albertson , The Vulnerable Subject: Anchoring Equality In The Human Condition (20 Yale J.L. & Feminism 1, 2 2008) 8. 5 Caroline Knowles, Family Boundaries: The Invention Of Normality And Dangerousness (1996) 108-09. 6 Martha Albertson , The Vulnerable Subject: Anchoring Equality In The Human Condition (20 Yale J.L.
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