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The Illusion of Inclusion : Women's Access to Rights in Northern Kenya

ABUSE ACCESS FOR WOMEN ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT SERVICES ACCESS TO JUSTICE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN ADVOCACY APARTHEID AWARENESS TRAINING BEATING BEATINGS BODILY HARM CASH CROPS CHILD CUSTODY CHILDBIRTH CITIZEN CITIZENS CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS COMPENSATION CONFLICT RESOLUTION CORRUPTION COURT COURTS CREED CRIME CRIMES CRIMINAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM CULTURAL PRACTICE CULTURAL RIGHTS CULTURAL SYSTEMS CUSTODY CUSTOM CUSTOMARY LAW DEAD HUSBANDS DECEASED HUSBAND DECEASED HUSBANDS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE DEVOLUTION OF PROPERTY DISCRIMINATION DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE DIVORCE DOCTORS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EARLY MARRIAGE EARLY MARRIAGES EDUCATED WOMEN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ELDERLY ELDERLY WOMEN EMERGENCIES EMPOWERING WOMEN EMPOWERMENT EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS EQUAL PARTNERS EQUAL RIGHTS EQUAL TREATMENT EQUAL TREATMENT FOR WOMEN EQUAL TREATMENT OF WOMEN EQUALITY FOR WOMEN ETHNIC GROUP ETHNIC GROUPS FAMILY MEMBERS FAMILY UNITS FASHION FATHER FEMALE FEMALE CIRCUMCISION FEMALES FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS FOOD ISSUES FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION FORMS OF INEQUALITY FREEDOMS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS GENDER GENDER ACTION GENDER BIAS GENDER EQUALITY GENDER EQUITY GENDER QUOTAS GENDER UNIT GIRLS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS HEADS OF FAMILIES HEALTH EDUCATION HIV HOME HOMES HOSPITAL HOUSES HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS HUSBAND HUSBANDS ILLITERACY ILLITERACY AMONG WOMEN IMPRISONMENT INCLUSION OF WOMEN INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS INEQUALITY INHERITANCE INHERITANCE RIGHTS INJURIES INTEGRATION OF WOMEN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS INTERNATIONAL COVENANT INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CONVENTIONS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS ISLAMIC LAW JUDGE JUDGES JUDICIAL REFORM JUSTICE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE LACK OF WOMEN LAWS LEGAL AID LEGAL REFORM LEGISLATION LEGISLATIONS LIBERTY LIFESTYLES LOCAL AUTHORITIES LOCAL COMMUNITIES LOCAL COMMUNITY LOCAL MECHANISMS MALE AUTHORITIES MALE BIAS MALE INVOLVEMENT MALE LINEAGE MALE LINEAGES MARITAL PROPERTY MARRIAGE ACT MARRIAGES MARRIED COUPLE MARRIED WOMAN MARRIED WOMEN MINORITY MOTHER MOTHERS NATIONAL LEVEL NUMBER OF WOMEN OFFENDER OFFENDERS OFFENSE OFFENSES OLDER MEN OPEN SOCIETY OWNERSHIP RIGHTS PARTICIPATION IN DECISION PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN PEACE PENAL CODE PERSONAL STATUS POLICE OFFICER POLICE OFFICERS POLICY MAKERS POLITICAL DECISION POLITICAL RIGHTS POLITICAL SYSTEMS POSITION IN SOCIETY PRACTITIONERS PREJUDICE PRISON PRIVILEGES PROGRESS PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY PROMOTING GENDER EQUITY PROPERTY RIGHTS PROTECTION OF WOMEN PUTATIVE FATHERS RACE RAPE RELIGION RESPECT RIGHT RIGHT OF WOMEN RIGHTS OF THE CHILD RIGHTS OF WOMEN ROLE OF WOMEN RULE OF LAW RURAL AREAS RURAL WOMEN SAFETY NETS SEX SEXUAL ACTIVITIES SEXUAL ASSAULTS SEXUAL OFFENCES SEXUAL RELATIONS SHARIA SHARIA LAW SITUATION OF WOMEN SOCIAL CHANGE SOCIAL ISSUES SOCIAL OUTCASTS SOCIAL PRESSURE SOCIAL STRUCTURE SOCIAL SYSTEMS SOCIAL WELFARE SPOUSES STATUS OF WOMEN TRADITIONAL PRACTICE TRADITIONAL PRACTICES TRAINING WOMEN UNIONS URBAN AREAS USAID VICTIMS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WATER MANAGEMENT WIDOW WIDOWER WIDOWERS WIDOWS WIFE WILL WIVES WOMAN WOMEN CANDIDATES WOMEN IN SOCIETY WOMEN LAWYERS WOMEN'S ISSUES WOMEN'S RIGHTS YOUTH
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World Bank, Nairobi
Africa | Kenya
2013-03-15T18:46:20Z | 2013-03-15T18:46:20Z | 2008-12

This paper shows how official laws concerning justice for women, can be difficult to apply when they are not socially acknowledged, contextualized, or received, and therefore have minimal impact on women's lives. It demonstrates that the inclusion of women through international conventions, domestic legal reform, and gender quotas in participatory processes, is illusory. While these are all important instruments in women's empowerment, the paper calls upon access to justice practitioners and policy makers to place equal emphasis on fostering the practical implementation of laws and to emphasize opportunities for increased equality in informal systems.

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