Church in the Forefront:Addressing Violence Against Women in the Anglican Diocese of Bondo, Kenya.

Title

Church in the Forefront:Addressing Violence Against Women in the Anglican Diocese of Bondo, Kenya.

Subject

Anglican Communion. Diocese of Bondo, Kenya. Women -- Crimes against -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Women -- Social conditions -- Kenya -- Bondo.
Women -- Violence against -- Kenya -- Bondo.
Church and social problems.
Women -- Violence against -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.

Description

Gender-based violence is recognized as a pressing social issue because of its psychological and physical consequences to the victimized.1 This study will elaborate on how the presence of gender-based violence causes a ripple effect in the lives of the victimized, and also the dependents of these victimized women. Women who are susceptible to violence undertake the significant role of caring for the whole family which is a basic unit of the community. There should be cohesion within the social fabric of the community on issues of addressing violence against women. There should be systemic changes in unjust social structures in the community that perpetuates gender- based violence. The norms, ethics, the values, the morals and the culture of the society are constructed in such a way that they enhance exploitation of women which practically are the basis upon which societal practices are derived. The social institutions have been structured in such a way that they subordinate women. For instance, according to cultural practice, women’s roles are enshrined within the sphere of domestic chores. They are rarely involved in economic activities that can empower them to meet their basic needs. This makes their situation susceptible to gender-based violence. Likewise, women’s capacity becomes limited in their endeavor to implement their own fundamental rights. This results in women’s minimal ability to participate in institutional and public leadership.

Creator

Adega, Ambrose Odiwuour

Source

See record for print version in VTS Library Catalog

Publisher

Virginia Theological Seminary

Date

May 13, 2021

Rights

Copyright ©2021 by Ambrose Odiwuor Adega

Format

Thesis
Date Added
April 28, 2021
Collection
VTS Masters Theses
Item Type
Text
Citation
Adega, Ambrose Odiwuour, “Church in the Forefront:Addressing Violence Against Women in the Anglican Diocese of Bondo, Kenya.,” Bishop Payne Library at Virginia Theological Seminary, accessed February 9, 2023, https://vtsbpl.omeka.net/items/show/99.