Addressing stigmatization in gender based violence. The by Judith Wafula,Sylvia Tuikong

By Judith Wafula,Sylvia Tuikong

Wissenschaftlicher Aufsatz aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Frauenstudien / Gender-Forschung, , Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Stigmatization is a bottleneck in combating GBV. but Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a pervasive challenge in academic associations which may have devastating affects on these affected starting from absenteeism, serious psychological and actual overall healthiness matters, dropouts and in such a lot critical situations, suicide.

This paper is predicated on learn findings from six universities in Kenya concerning 662 scholars, which printed that stigmatization is a stumbling block in dealing decisively with GBV affecting scholars. also, the examine concerned a hundred and forty four teachers, 5 deans of scholars and heads of pupil counselling within the sampled universities including 4 pupil leaders and vice chancellors.

These findings corroborate previous experiences by means of (Chege, 2007; Parkes & Chege, 2010, p. 1-11; UNESCO, 2003) the place scholars didn't want their situations to be often called end result of the the phobia of stigmatization and repercussions. extra, the area future health association findings exhibit that male survivors are much less prone to search clinical aid because of stigma and prejudice concerning male sexuality or masculinity.

From the learn within the six universities, 21.8% of scholars within the public univerisites and 11.1% in inner most universities affirmed that stigmatization is an immense challenge.The universities for this reason have a job to plot technique of handling this vice and communique used to be stumbled on to be very important during this finish. The paper offers highlights on stigmatization as a problem within the struggle opposed to GBV and the function of communique in dealing with the vice with the similar coverage recommendations.

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