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dc.contributor.advisor Forden, Carie Riad, Germeen 2019-02-05T12:21:55Z 2019-02-05T22:00:19Z Spring 2019 en_US 2019-02-05
dc.description.abstract Despite governmental and legislative efforts (Hassanin, 2008), societal tolerance of sexual and gender-based violence is widespread in Egypt, even among health professionals (Rasheed, 2011). Moreover, there is a lack of understanding and misconceptions regarding human sexuality. Such misconceptions often lead to harmful practices such as female genital mutilation/cutting, childhood marriage, and child sexual abuse (WHO, 2010). Child protection social workers must be equipped to deal with children who have been victims of such practices and must be able to provide the sex education that is necessary for its prevention. A survey of 86 child protection social workers and eleven in-depth interviews was conducted in order to better understand how they viewed and dealt with sexuality, gender roles and sexual and gender-based violence. It was found that they had a number of misconceptions about sexuality as well as a tendency to gender stereotype. Female social workers were overall less tolerant of gender-based violence, more supportive of gender equality and had fewer misconceptions related to sex compared to male social workers. Male social workers who were married were more likely to hold attitudes supportive of women facing sexual and gender-based violence, had more flexible views of gender roles and lower double standards, and were more open to gender equality, than male social workers who were single. Based on these results, recommendations are made for culturally appropriate training to build social workers’ capacity for addressing sex and gender issues in their child protection practice. en_US
dc.format.extent 98 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject sex education, sexuality, FGM/C, SGBV, gender, violence, social worker, child protection, Egypt. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Assessment of needs and barriers to sex and gender education among social workers in Egypt en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Psychology en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Psychology en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Salah, Yasmine
dc.contributor.committeeMember Bakhoum, Atef

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