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American political and criminal tradition is uncomfortable with children's sexuality. whereas acutely aware that sexual expression is an important a part of human improvement, legislation hardly contemplates the complicated ways that it interacts with kids and sexuality. simply because the legislation circumscribes young ones to a slender diversity of roles—either as totally sexless beings or sufferers or gadgets of damaging grownup sexual conduct—so too does society are likely to the suggestion of kids as brokers within the area of intercourse and sexuality. the place a small physique of rights on the topic of intercourse has been carved out, the critical query has been the measure to which kids resemble adults, now not unavoidably no matter if minors themselves own precise and well-known rights with regards to intercourse, sexual expression, and sexuality.

Children, Sexuality, and the Law displays on many of the specified demanding situations that accompany young ones within the broader context of intercourse, exploring from varied views the ways that little ones emerge in sexually similar dimensions of legislation and modern existence. It explores a wide diversity of matters, from the psychology of kids as sexual beings to the criminal therapy of adolescent consent. This paintings additionally explores even if and while young ones have a correct to expression as understood in the First Amendment.

The first quantity of its type, Children, Sexuality, and the Law is going past the normal discourse of youngsters as sufferers of grownup sexual deviance via highlighting young children as brokers and rights holders within the realm of intercourse, sexuality, and sexual orientation.

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These changes are evident in the rise, though very small, in the number of women in senior political positions (see also Kamau, 2010). A male dominated political structure, like the one in Kenya, continues to block any agenda that attempts to address issues The Situation of Women in Kenya 27 affecting women (Kamau, 2003). An example is the Women’s Equality and Domestic Violence Bills that have been pending in Parliament for many years because the majority of male legislators may not support the enactment of such laws, which can have a negative effect on them (Kamau, 2003; Nzomo, 2003a).

Chapter Two explores the social-economic and political context in which Kenyan women find themselves operating. This background focuses on issues that affect women in order to provide a picture of the roles and expectations that Kenyan society has put on women. This is done while focusing on gender relations during colonial rule and the changes that have taken place in Kenya since 18 Researching AIDS, Sexuality and Gender independence. The aim of this chapter is to provide readers, who are not familiar with Kenya, with an image of the issues affecting women.

At the time of conducting the research (2005), I was not aware of any AIDS prevention, care, treatment or support programmes that were specifically targeting staff members. Of particular concern for me was the role played by women in providing care for family members. In many countries that have been ravaged by HIV and AIDS, those of ‘high social status’ look at the pandemic as a problem for ‘others’ as noted by Baylies and Bujra in Zambia and Tanzania, (2000), Campbell in South Africa (2003), Kaleeba and Ray in Uganda (1997), and Ochola-Ayayo in Kenya (1997).

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