Kenya Women in Physics: Societal, Cultural, and Professional Challenges
Wabwile, Ruth L.
Nyamwandha, Cecilia A
Odongo, Diana A.
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In this paper we give an overview of the challenges Kenyan women physicists face in their educational and career engagements as a result of social‐cultural stigma, cultural prejudices, and balancing family and work demands. We also discuss steps being taken in Kenya to address gender inequality in almost all spheres of public and private workplaces and the benefits to a prosperous developing nation of educating the girl child.