In 2010, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development in collaboration with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta and UNICEF undertook a national survey on violence against children in an effort to establish the status for effective programming and resource allocation to combat violence against children. This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and exhaustive survey ever conducted on the prevalence of sexual, physical and emotional abuse of children under age 18. Through collaborative consultation with line ministries, the report suggests a comprehensive response plan to address the problems we are facing. It will yield a coordinated approach to the prevention, mitigation and response activities and services for all Kenyans, especially children, who experience violence.
Source of Information
Violence against Children in Kenya: Findings from a 2010 National Survey. Summary Report on the Prevalence of Sexual, Physical and Emotional Violence, Context of Sexual Violence, and Health and Behavioral Consequences of Violence Experienced in Childhood. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Children’s Fund Kenya Country Office, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, 2012.