"Next, it will be you": Women's Fear of Victimization and Precautionary Safety Behaviors in Informal Settlement Communities in Nairobi, Kenya.
School of Social Work, 5798Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
School of Social Work, 242612Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
School of Social Work, 16043Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
- Published Article
Violence against women
- Publication Date
Oct 01, 2022
Around one billion people live in informal settlements globally, including over half of Nairobi, Kenya's 3 million residents. The purpose of this study was to explore women's fear of victimization within Mathare, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya and how fear of victimization influences women's behaviors. Fifty-five in-depth interviews were conducted with women in 2015-2016. A modified grounded theory approach guided data collection and analysis. Findings suggest fear of victimization is a serious concern in informal settlements, but women have found ways to adapt their behaviors to cope and to continue to function and protect their children despite fearing victimization.
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