Change in Attitudes Beliefs and Practices Regarding Gender

Women in precolonial Luyia societies were far from equal to men, though as women grew older and moved up in kinship hierarchies, their status improved considerably over that of young girls and young wives. Colonial policies and practices imposed sweeping changes in all aspects of life including the household division of labor, gender roles, and childhood socialization. Colonial and capitalist processes swept men into wage employment and labor migration and greatly increased women's work burdens, diminished their access to productive resources and others' labor, and transformed gender relations. Today Abaluyia, with other Africans, are engaged in reevaluating and renegotiating their family systems of shared social support, their economic opportunities and other life chances, and gender roles and relationships in a contemporary political economy of scarcity, poverty, and powerlessness that affects men as well as women.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

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