International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Assessing Women Domestic Chores and Vulnerability to Climate Variability in Chepseon Sub-Location, Nakuru County, Kenya
Nancy Chebet Koskei, James K. A Koske, Richard K. A Kerich

Climate change is a major challenge of mankind in the 21st century. Women are considered to be more vulnerable to climate change than men because of their socially ascribed roles which make them come into close contact with the natural resources. This study was conducted to assess women domestic chores and their vulnerability to climate variability in Chepseon sub location, Nakuru County, Kenya. Descriptive survey was used to solicit data on women domestic chores and their vulnerability to climate variability. A sample size of 90 households was selected through stratified random sampling. Questionnaires were used to collect data. Climate variability data spanning 1982 to 2011 were obtained from Kenya Meteorological Department. Findings indicated that climate in Chepseon sub location has been varying and that women domestic chores are vulnerable to climate variability. This necessitates capacity building to improve women’s resilience to climate variability.

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