Country Kenya
Year 2009
Type of Measure Health > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

National Guidelines on Management of Sexual Violence in Kenya have been designed to give general information about management of sexual violence in Kenya and focus on the necessity to avail services that address all the needs of a sexual violence survivor, be they medical, psycho-social, humanitarian and/or legal. The guidelines outline the procedures relating to medical management of sexual violence including providing information about the first steps that are to be taken after meeting a survivor of sexual violence. The ethical issues, how to get a history and what every healthcare provider in every institution needs to know about management of the health related problems of sexual violence are highlighted. The guidelines further provide information on the main psychological consequences of sexual violence and some counseling procedures including ethical considerations.

Full Text

National Guidelines on Management of Sexual Violence

Source of Information

Website of Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation of Kenya, and Ministry of Medical Services of Kenya