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dc.contributor.advisor Ullah, Ahsan
dc.contributor.advisor Czajka, Agnes
dc.contributor.advisor Baron, Nancy Konstanski, Margaret Natalie
dc.creator Konstanski, Margaret Natalie 2011-05-23T10:16:33Z 2012-09-11T13:09:06Z 2011 Spring 2011-05-23T10:16:33Z
dc.description.abstract Sexual violence permeates all sectors of society worldwide. Sexual violence can come in many forms, occur against a diversity of victims and be perpetrated by a variety of individuals. Despite a degree of increased attention on specialized forms of sexual violence such as sex trafficking, sexual violence against women has been largely approached with apathy and denial. States have failed to create responsive systems that both protect women from sexual violence and prevent continued sexual violence against women. The exclusive focus on sex trafficking has resulted in a fragmented approach and detrimental hierarchy to sexual violence legislation and initiatives. While some argue that improvements have been made in the fields of criminal law and human rights with regards to sexual violence, this thesis argues that these approaches fail to be effective as they do not consider other social or institutional barriers that prevent women from accessing the legal system. By using Kenya as a case study, this thesis will look at the consequences of this narrow focus and argue that a more comprehensive and prevention-centered approach is needed to successfully combat sexual violence and promote women's rights. This thesis will conclude by offering a possible framework for a prevention approach to sexual violence in Kenya. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
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dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Sex crimes -- Kenya.
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Crimes against -- Kenya.
dc.subject.lcsh Human trafficking -- Kenya.
dc.subject.lcsh Women's rights -- Kenya.
dc.subject.lcsh Community development, Urban -- Egypt.
dc.title An environment of impunity: criticisms of current approaches to sexual violence en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Migration and Refugee Studies en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Center for Migration and Refugee Studies en

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