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Title

  • They were men in uniform" : sexual violence against women and girls in Kenya's 2017 elections

Other Title

  • Sexual violence against women and girls in Kenya's 2017 elections

Summary

  • "Kenya's 2017 elections were marred by violence and serious human rights abuses, including widespread sexual violence against women and girls, and sexual attacks on men, in terms of numbers and locations. [This report] is based on interviews wih 68 female and 3 male survivors and 12 witnesses to the post-election violence in some of Nairobi's informal settlements, Kisumu, and Bungoma. ... The report highlights devastating physical, mental, social and economic impacts of the sexual violence, as well as significant barriers that prevent many survivors from accessing even basic medical and psychosocial support services and to seek justice for these crimes. For far too long, the Kenyan government has ignored election-related sexual crimes and victims' suffering. Kenyan authorities should take measures to protect women and girls, as well as men and boys against sexual violence, properly investigate cases and hold perpetrators accountable, and ensure survivors of sexual violence have access to comprehensive, quality and timely post-rape care"--Back cover.

Names

  • Odhiambo, Agnes, author
  • Gerntholtz, Liesl, editor
  • Human Rights Watch (Organization), issuing body

Created / Published

  • [New York] : Human Rights Watch, [2017]
  • ©2017

Contents

  • Map -- Summary -- Key recommendations -- Methodology -- I. Background -- II. Patterns of sexual violence following the August 8 and October 26, 2017 polls -- III. Impace of sexual violence on survivors -- IV. Investigation of sexual violence and access to support services for survivorg -- Acknowledgments.

Headings

  • -  Civil rights--Kenya
  • -  Elections--Kenya
  • -  Police brutality--Kenya
  • -  Police corruption--Kenya
  • -  Rape victims--Kenya
  • -  Sex crimes--Kenya
  • -  Sexual abuse victims--Legal status, laws, etc.--Kenya
  • -  Sexual abuse victims--Kenya
  • -  Victims of violent crimes--Legal status, laws, etc.--Kenya
  • -  Women--Crimes against--Kenya
  • -  Civil rights
  • -  Elections
  • -  Police brutality
  • -  Police corruption
  • -  Rape victims
  • -  Sex crimes
  • -  Sexual abuse victims--Legal status, laws, etc
  • -  Sexual abuse victims
  • -  Women--Crimes against
  • -  Kenya

Notes

  • -  "December 2017"--Table of contents page.
  • -  "This report was researched and written by Agnes Odhiambo, senior researcher in the Women's Rights Division, and edited by Liesl Gerntholtz, executive director in the Women's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch"--Page 31.
  • -  Includes bibliographical references.
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (i, 31 pages )

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HV6593.K4

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020717566

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Chicago citation style:

Odhiambo, Agnes, Author, and Issuing Body Human Rights Watch. They were men in uniform": sexual violence against women and girls in Kenya'selections. editeds by Gerntholtz, Liesl [New York: Human Rights Watch, ©, 2017] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020717566/.

APA citation style:

Odhiambo, A. & Human Rights Watch, I. B., Gerntholtz, L., ed. (2017) They were men in uniform": sexual violence against women and girls in Kenya'selections. [New York: Human Rights Watch, ©] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020717566/.

MLA citation style:

Odhiambo, Agnes, Author, and Issuing Body Human Rights Watch. They were men in uniform": sexual violence against women and girls in Kenya'selections. ed by Gerntholtz, Liesl [New York: Human Rights Watch, ©, 2017] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020717566/>.