grace_okongo

Title/Qualifications: Doctor of Arts
Department/Unit/Section: Gender and Development Studies
Contact Address: P. O. Box 43844-00100
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Tel: Mobile- 0704-913-339
Position: Lecturer

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Areas of Specialization:

  • Gender and Development; Gender issues in Governance; Gender mainstreaming; Project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; Community Mobilization; Women’s leadership; Gender based violence and sexual assault; African traditional practices; women’s empowerment in social economic development.

Research Interests:

  • Female Genital Mutilation; Women’s reproductive Health; Gender based violence and sexual assault; Health disparities with regard to issues of linguistic and cultural competence; HIV/AIDs

Conference Presentations

  • Domestic Violence in African Immigrant and refugee Communities in US presented at a Norfolk, Virginia, 2012
  • Engaging the Youth in Ending/Preventing Gender Based Violence presented at Kenyatta University International Conference, 2012.
  • Leading to Choices: Ordinary Women Reap to Extra ordinary leaders in Forum, Building blocks, Ongata Rongai, 2012
  • Engendering the Curriculum: Gender Analysis Frameworks in Education. Kenyatta University Departmental Gender Forum, 2012

Research
  • Understanding and Improving Family Planning Services through Language Assistance to  improve services to Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients among family planning providers
  • The Persistence of Female Genital Mutilation: A case of Abagusii Community

Publications

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops

  • Symposium on Weaving Just Peace: African Women‟s Transformative Leadership in Contexts of Transit ion Symposium, 15 August 2016, Kenyatta University Conference Centre
  • 2016-Participated in the Forum for the Launch of Women‟s Leadership Program at Egerton
    University, Institute of Gender Studies, Held at Egerton University
  • July 2013-Organized and convened a Public Lecture with Guests from University of Minnesota on topic: Mobilizing Men against GBV, held at Kenyatta University Business Center
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