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PhD, Professor Catalin ZAMFIR, Romanian Academy Member

PhD, Professor Asher BEN-ARIEH, Director of Haruv Institute, Ierusalim, Israel

PhD, Professor Gary B. MELTON, University of Colorado, Denver, USA

PhD, Professor John LUTZKER, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

PhD, Professor Michael J. PALMIOTTO, Wichita State University, Kansas, USA

PhD, Professor Jill KORBIN, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

Professor Keith HALEY, Tiffin University, Ohio, USA

PhD, Professor Jimmy TAYLOR, Ohio University, Zanesville, Ohio, USA

PhD, Professor Andrea WIGFIELD, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

PhD, Professor Elizabeth ECKERMANN, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

PhD, Professor Renwu TANG, Dean of School of Management, Dean of Academy of Government at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

PhD, Professor Amitabh KUNDU, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi , India

PhD, Professor Claude MARTIN, Scientific Director of CNRS, Rennes University, France

PhD, Professor Munyae M. MULINGE, United States International University (USIU), Nairobi, Kenya

PhD, Professor Manuel Antonio GARRETON, Chile University, Santiago de Chile, Chile

PhD, Professor Renata FRANC, Social Science Institute "Ivo Pilar", Zagreb, Croatia

PhD, Professor Asun LLENA BERNE, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

PhD, Professor Nawab Ali KHAN, Saman bin Abduaziz University, Al Kharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

PhD, Professor Nicolae SALI, "Universitatea Libera Internationala din Moldova", Chisinau, Moldova

PhD, Professor Mihaela TOMIŢĂ, "Universitatea de Vest", Timisoara

PhD, Professor Valeriu IOAN-FRANC, Director Adjunct al Institutului National de Cercetari Economice

PhD, Professor Corina CACE, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

PhD, Professor Mircea ALEXIU, "Universitatea de Vest", Timisoara

PhD, Professor Stefan COJOCARU, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi


ISSN

Print: 1582-8344

Electronic: 2247-6571


Articles:
DISCRIMINATION FORMS IN THE PROFESSIONAL AREA
Gabriel STOICIU, Raluca POPESCU, Ramona CARAMALĂU
COMPETITION IN THE BANKING INDUSTRY: IMPLICATION ON FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
Ifeanyi Chris ONODUGO, Okoro E. U. OKORO, Benjamin A. AMUJIRI, Vincent A. ONODUGO


STRUCTURAL SILENCE, EXCLUSION, AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE: A CASE STUDY OF AN INDIGENOUS GIRL IN NORTHERN KENYA

Abstract
Even though child marriage is a human rights abuse, the practice persists in many developing countries. About 39,000 young girls are married each day amounting to 15.1 million a year. In the past, half of these cases have occurred in Asia, while a fifth in Africa. While this remains a major challenge, there are limited studies focusing on the attempts by the victims to free themselves. Therefore, this study sought to examine socio-cultural and institutional factors that hinder marginalized persons to access justice. This is a qualitative case study of an indigenous girl who disappeared while seeking to free herself from forced marriage. The study shows that: conflict between customary values and mainstream justice values; negligence on the side of the local provincial administration; lack of concern from society; and interrelationships between poverty and family as well as culture and wealth constitute part factors that hinder access to justice. The study suggests that to be able to address the problem of access to justice effectively; there is need to reduce inequalities by empowering local communities with alternative to justice mechanisms which take into account the transformation of indigenous knowledge in order to make it competent enough to advance the development needs of the marginalized people in a globalized.
Keywords
structural silence; exclusion; access to justice; Kenya

Author
Oscar MMBALI
PhD (candidate) and researcher at Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, NIDA, Thailand, e-mail: - mmbali76@gmail.com.

How to cite
Mmbali, O. (2016). STRUCTURAL SILENCE, EXCLUSION, AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE: A CASE STUDY OF AN INDIGENOUS GIRL IN NORTHERN KENYA, Journal of Community Positive Practices, Nr. 3/2016, 85-97


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