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20120607 Barriers to Participation of Women with Disabilities In University Education in Kenya


20120607 Barriers to Participation of Women with Disabilities In University Education in Kenya

This paper discusses barriers to the participation of women with disabilities in Kenyan university education. While studies have shown that students with disabilities are increasingly enrolling in and completing university education, the number of women with disabilities in higher education remains low. This paper highlights the factors that contribute to this low participation in a Kenyan context. Among the factors examined are poverty, sexual abuse, discrimination, indifferent reactions, limited learning resources, and physical access. Recommendations for improvement are provided.