Why Attitudes Towards Sexual Violence in Kenya Need to Be Changed

Most young men are socialised to be sexually adventurous and aggressive as a way to prove their masculinity while girls are expected to be chaste, domesticated and compliant. Women and girls who deviate from these designated roles risk disapproval from community members as well as physical and sexual violence, writes Cynthia Wangamati for The Conversation.

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