Doing Survival: Strategies for Coping With Gender-Based Violence in Kenya's Kibera Slum
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Affil. J. Women Soc. Work
gender-based violence; women's diaries; Global South; slums; Social Work; Women's Studies
The current study analyzed strategies for coping with gender-based violence described in the diary accounts of 20 women residents of Kibera, Kenya, the largest slum in sub-Saharan Africa. Three distinct strategies are reported: endurance and faith, escape, and limited partnership. Previous qualitative studies of this population report acceptance of gender-based violence, based on lack of education and patriarchal social norms. The current study indicates that coping strategies may sometimes be agential choices made by women negotiating a complex web of structural oppression. Implications for practice are discussed.
Affilia-Journal of Women and Social Work
"Doing Survival: Strategies for Coping With Gender-Based Violence in Kenya's Kibera Slum" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4733.