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Author Ogega, Jaqueline, author

Title Women, religion, and peace-building : Gusii and Maasai women of faith in Kenya / Jaqueline Ogega
Published Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2022]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series Human rights interventions
Human rights interventions.
Contents Chapter One: Structural Barriers to Grassroots Women Peace Builders -- Chapter Two: Gender-Based Othering and The Threat of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence -- Chapter Three: Motherhood and Faith Identities: Legitimacy or Moral Authority in Peacebuilding -- Chapter Four: Rituals of Healing and Reconciliation -- Chapter Five: Spiritual Practices of Sharing -- Chapter Six: Womens Security and Protection -- Chapter Seven: Womens Narratives of Gender-Transformative Peace
Summary This book explores the peacebuilding ideas and experiences of Maasai and Gusii women of faith in Kenya. Women of faith across the world have long demonstrated their leadership in peacebuilding. They have achieved this despite their underrepresentation in formal peacebuilding systems and the persistent lack of consideration for their critical contributions, and in the face of insecurity and violence against their very bodies. Their efforts include daily practices of sharing resources, building social cohesion, promoting human relations, and interlinking psychological, social, political, and spiritual encounters. This book provides a gender-responsive peacebuilding framework that leverages the intersectionality of womens diverse identities and roles as they navigate both secular and religious spaces for peace. The book will appeal to researchers and teachers as well as practitioners and activists. Jaqueline Ogega (Ph.D., University of Bradford, UK) is a social scientist with extensive experience in international development, peacebuilding, and humanitarian relief programming and field research. She is the Senior Director of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion at World Vision USA, and the Co-Founder and president of Mpanzi: Empowering Women and Girls. She is the author of Home Is Us, a story about hope and resilience
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 5, 2022)
Subject Women in peace-building -- Kenya
Women, Gusii -- Religious life -- Kenya
Women, Maasai -- Religious life -- Kenya
International relations.
international relations.
International relations.
Women in peace-building.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783030897277